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San Fernando Drug Crime Defense Attorneys

Posted on: July 30, 2010 at 6:28 p.m.

As any San Fernando Drug Crime Defense Attorney will tell you, not every drug crime in L.A. has to do with illegal drugs. Quite often, people or healthcare professionals will abuse prescription drugs, either buying them, selling them or using them in an illegal manner. Doctors and patients can face serious consequences if they are convicted of illegally using or distributing prescription drugs, making the need for a Defense Attorney all the more important.

A former doctor in San Fernando is in desperate need of a Attorney not for selling pot, coke, crack or acid, rather for selling painkiller prescriptions in his San Fernando clinic. The doctor was convicted in May 2009 of 13 felony counts of unlawful distribution of oxycodone without a medical purpose and illegally writing prescriptions to people under the age of 21. There is also one count of causing the death of a young man in April 2008 after he overdosed on pills prescribed by the doctor. If convicted, the man is facing a maximum life sentence.

The prosecution has painted the doctor as a corrupt, greedy physician who pocketed more than $1 million per year by selling prescriptions for oxycodone, a federally controlled synthetic opiate in OxyContin. A jury was deadlocked on convicting the doctor on the death of the young man who overdosed at a rehab facility. The doctor's Attorney defended his client because he "believed his patient" when claiming pain or illness. Many of the addicts who got drugs from the man and testified told stories of how they claimed to have back or shoulder pain in order to get the drugs.

If you or someone you love is facing drug charges based upon prescription drugs, or if you are a healthcare professional facing serious consequences based upon patient testimony, you need a skilled lawyer fighting on your behalf. Call the attorneys at Kestenbaum Eisner & Gorin, LLP today by calling 877-781-1570.

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