Prescription Drug Crimes


The Salazar Law Firm of Fort Lauderdale defends those accused of prescription drug criminal offenses in South Florida. Over the past decade, law enforcement officers in South Florida have begun to shift their focus from street narcotics to the doctors who are distributing prescription narcotics illegally and the patients who are obtaining pharmaceuticals without a valid prescription. This is a relatively new phase in the “War on Drugs,” which used to focus primarily on the importation of marijuana, cocaine, and heroin. With over twenty years of experience as a criminal defense lawyer, Michael Salazar was defending clients from the beginning of this drug enforcement trend. He is familiar with the evidence required for conviction and is experienced at dismantling prosecutorial cases in the Dade, Broward, and Palm Beach criminal justice systems.

Prescription Drug Crimes in Florida

In order for a patient to acquire any scheduled drug in Florida, he or she needs to obtain a valid prescription from a medical professional who is licensed to prescribe medicine. Doctors are required to monitor the rate at which they are prescribing painkillers and other drugs to their patients. With these requirements in mind, the burden of proof is still on law enforcement officers to demonstrate that the defendant obtained or distributed drugs illegally. Fort Lauderdale criminal defense attorney Michael Salazar represents individuals who have been accused of the following crimes:

  • Prescription Fraud
  • Possession of drugs without a valid prescription
  • “Doctor shopping”
  • Possession of a counterfeit controlled substance
  • Uttering a forged prescription
  • Distribution of prescription drugs without a license

Some of the more common drugs involved in these cases include Oxycontin, Oxycodone, Hydrocodone, Vicodin, Lorcet, Xanax (Alprazolam), Soma (Carisoprodol), Viagra, Valium (Diazepam), Methadone, and Roxicet. Regardless of the charge or the narcotic that was allegedly involved, criminal defense attorney Michael Salazar wants to hear your case.

Private Criminal Defense Lawyer Serving Clients in South Florida

Prescription drug cases can be complex for both the prosecuting attorney and the criminal defense lawyer. That’s why you need an attorney who has extensive experience in the way that prescription fraud and similar offenses are tried in the Broward, Dade, and Palm Beach drug courts.

To schedule an appointment with one of South Florida’s foremost prescription drug defense lawyers, call our Fort Lauderdale office at (954) 278-8314.

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