Westchester Prescription Painkillers Lawyers
Prescription painkillers are meant to be a safe and effective pain treatment, but for many years the U.S. has seen a steady rise in abuse and overdose. According to the CDC, 46 people in the US die from a prescription painkiller overdose every day. As such, prosecutors are quick to charge suspected individuals for unlawfully possessing or selling prescription painkillers in Westchester. The repercussions for unlawfully selling prescription drug can be steep, and to avoid further damage, you may need a Westchester drug crimes lawyer on your side.
At the Law Offices of Richard A. Portale, P.C., we understand that a knowledgeable criminal defense strategy can be the difference between receiving maximum penalties and having your charges dropped altogether. We are focused on helping our clients receive the best outcome given their circumstances. Our legal team has provided representation against prescription painkiller allegations for years, and we may be of great help to both your future and your reputation.
Types of Prescription Painkiller Penalties
Depending on the alleged amount of prescription drugs in your possession or the extent to which you criminally diverted prescription medications, you could be facing one of the following charges in accordance with New York penal law:
- Class A misdemeanor
- Class E felony
- Class D felony
- Class C felony
Receiving a severe charge may seem like the end of the world, but with an effective criminal defense strategy, you may be able to lower or even avoid charges altogether.
Contact a Westchester Prescription Painkillers Lawyer
If you’ve been charged with criminal possession or distribution of prescription painkillers, you need experienced representation on your side. The Westchester prescription painkiller lawyers with the Law Offices of Richard A. Portale, P.C. will work tirelessly to ensure that you receive fair representation and come out of this situation as unscathed as possible. Contact us at (914) 772-3166 to begin discussing your case with a Westchester criminal defense attorney.