Defense Against Charges of Prescription Drug Offenses

The rise in prescription medication abuse and the illegal sale of these drugs have become increasingly prominent issue. Georgia’s response has been to enact stricter laws for such offenses.


Most Prescription Drug Charges Are Considered Felony Offenses


Commonly abused medications, such as the pain reliever OxyContin (oxycodone), fall under Schedule II controlled substances according to Georgia’s classifications. Possessing even a small number of these pills typically leads to felony charges. If you, or someone close to you, face charges for unauthorized possession, distribution, prescription fraud, or any related offenses, the importance of having a seasoned criminal defense attorney cannot be overstated.


Dedicated, Experienced Legal Representation Tailored to Your Situation


The team at The Nelson Law Group understands the potent and addictive nature of many prescription medications. We recognize that those accused of prescription drug offenses, including activities like “doctor shopping” and forging prescriptions, often benefit more from rehabilitation than from jail time.


Our attorneys are committed to doing everything within their power to prevent a conviction or to secure a resolution that allows you to seek the necessary treatment and support to rebuild your life post-arrest. This includes defense against charges involving:

  • Unauthorized possession of medications like OxyContin, Vicodin, or other analgesics; Xanax or other anxiety treatments; stimulants such as Ritalin or any pharmaceutical product
  • Charges of possession with the intent to distribute, sale, or trafficking of prescription drugs
  • Acts of prescription deception or counterfeit
  • DUI related to drug use

We fight for you, and we don’t back down. Every criminal charge holds potentially life-altering consequences. We don’t hold back on providing our clients the best possible criminal defense available.  Nearly all the attorneys at The Nelson Law Group are former Assistant District Attorneys, so our unique insight on how the prosecution approaches cases equips us with the ability to see the case from all sides. If you, a family member, or a close friend faces criminal charges, contact The Nelson Law Group today at 706-434-8770 or visit us at 7004 Evans Town Center Blvd., Third Floor, Evans, Georgia 30809 to discuss your unique case and our creative defense strategies with one of our experienced criminal defense attorneys.




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