Prescription drug crimes are on the rise in Ohio and throughout the country. As a result, strict laws have been enacted which carry severe penalties for individuals convicted of prescription drug offenses.
If you are facing drug charges in Southwest Ohio, protect your rights by contacting Michael K. Allen & Associates. Our experienced criminal defense attorneys defend clients against all prescription drug offenses, including:
- Illegal possession of a prescription drug
- Possession with intent to distribute or sell a prescription drug
- Illegal sales, distribution or trafficking
- Prescription forgeries
- Offenses involving all prescription medications, including oxycodone (OxyContin or Percocet), hydrocodone (Vicodin) and codeine.
We are committed to protecting your freedom, record and rights. For a strong defense, contact our law office in Cincinnati, Ohio.
Put Our Former Prosecutors on Your Side
Our founding attorney, Michael K. Allen is a former prosecutor, judge and police officer. Associate attorneys Thomas Longano, Kip Guinan and Philip Heimlich each served as Assistant Hamilton County Prosecutors before joining our firm. Together, we offer our clients more than 100 years of combined experience in the practice of criminal law.
We have defended thousands of clients against criminal charges and have extensive experience defending clients who have been charged with prescription drug offenses. Our experience extends to the representation of doctors, nurses and other professionals whose professional license may be at risk due to a drug charge, in addition to their personal liberty.
Protect Your Rights
Many people outside of the justice system view prescription medications in a manner that is much different than illegal street drugs such as cocaine or heroin. If you have been charged with a prescription drug offense, however, it would be a serious error to assume that the prosecution does not take your charges very seriously.
You will need an experienced and skilled criminal defense attorney on your side to ensure the protection of your rights. Even the mere possession of a prescription medication without a valid prescription can result in significant criminal penalties. Furthermore, a criminal conviction for a drug crime of any kind could significantly impair your future employment opportunities.
Get the Vigorous Defense You Deserve
We believe strongly that every person accused of a crime has a right to a zealous defense. If retained to handle your case, we will closely analyze police conduct leading to your arrest and the prosecution's case to identify defenses that may be used to your advantage. We will investigate key issues which may impact the outcome of your case:
- Did the police obtain possession of prescription drugs from your person, home or vehicle by means of an illegal search and seizure?
- If law enforcement found drugs in your vehicle after making a traffic stop, did the officer have sufficient cause to stop your vehicle?
- Did law enforcement exceed the scope of a search warrant?
- Did the prescription drugs in question belong to a friend or third party?
By fully exploring these and other issues, we effectively challenge the prosecution's case, thus putting our client in a better position to obtain a charge dismissal, an acquittal at trial or a favorable plea agreement.
As former prosecutors we understand what evidence the prosecution needs to build a strong case. We also have the ability to discern when the prosecution has a strong case. Our ability to discern the strengths and weaknesses of our clients' cases enables us to provide sound and candid advice to our clients.
In addition to our strong trial skills, we are also skilled negotiators. We are knowledgeable about programs and plea options that could impact your rights. Depending on the facts of your case, we may be able to negotiate an agreement that will allow you to avoid a criminal conviction. Should you decide to fight your charges at trial, you can be confident that you will have an experienced and skilled trial lawyer in your corner.
Contact Our Hamilton County Drug Crimes Attorneys
Schedule a consultation with a Cincinnati prescription drug crime attorney at our firm.
For assistance in Hamilton County, call the Cincinnati Office at 513-334-0209 or contact us toll free at 800-590-6537. You may also contact us by e-mail.
For assistance in Warren County, Butler County, Clermont County, or elsewhere in Ohio, call the Mason office at 513-445-9600. You may also contact the office by email.