Illegal Possession Of Prescription Drugs
In the eyes of the law, prescription-only medications can be treated the same as cocaine and other controlled substances. Prescription drug crimes can be charged as a felony, even for possessing a few pills.
These serious charges require serious representation. Michael Spano, a criminal defense lawyer serving Syracuse and Central New York, brings more than 20 years of experience, including valuable insights from his experience as a criminal prosecutor.
Give him a call today to get clarity about where you stand and how you should respond.
Mr. Spano provides powerful defense for charges of:
- Unauthorized possession of prescription painkillers, tranquilizers or stimulants such as OxyContin, Vicodin (hydrocodone), Percocet, Xanax, Valium, Ritalin or Adderall
- Prescription drug fraud — Phony prescriptions, doctor shopping, filling a prescription at multiple pharmacies
- Dealing prescription drugs — Including pharmacists and pharmacy workers accused of selling meds on the side, or doctors accused of writing fake scripts
“I understand how to challenge drug crimes. I have represented adults, university students and high school students accused of illegally possessing prescription drugs. I seek to beat these charges or reduce the consequences by showing that police violated my client’s rights or exceeded their authority.” — Michael Spano
Did police have probable cause for the traffic stop? Did they search your car without your consent? If drugs were found in your backpack, purse, locker or dorm, was there a reasonable suspicion or a valid warrant? If there were several people in the car or at the party, what evidence connects the drugs to you?
Michael Spano will fight to avoid the conviction, including taking your case to trial if prison is on the line. He also explores drug court eligibility.
Drug crimes demand an attorney who knows the law and your rights. As a former chief assistant district attorney, Michael Spano can gauge the strength of the prosecution’s evidence. He has experience in both state and federal drug crime cases.