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Prescription Depressants

January 6, 2020 Federal Criminal Attorneys
Drug Crimes Lawyers: Prescription Depressants

Prescription depressants are central nervous system (CNS) depressants prescribed to slow the activity of the brain and spinal cord. CNS depressants are used to treat stress, anxiety, and sleep disorders. They benefit children with Tourette’s syndrome, hyperactivity disorders, or seizure disorders. Prescription depressants are dangerous addictive drugs that can be fatal when combined with opioid pain killers. Patients taking CNS depressants develop a tolerance for the drugs and require increasingly more of them to achieve the same relief. A doctor’s supervision is required to reduce or stop consumption of prescription depressants because death can result.

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If your patient committed suicide, died from a prescription drug overdose, swallowed a drug prescribed for another, improperly combined drugs, died while in withdrawal from prescription depressants, or received an illegally manufactured CNS depressant, our drug crime criminal defense attorney knows how to help you in all phases of your criminal defense. If your child, spouse, or friend died after swallowing a drug prescribed for you, our criminal defense attorney can help you plan your defense. If you sold illegal synthetic fentanyl, you did not act alone. Our criminal defense lawyer can try to preserve your rights by representing you and all of your associates.

Child and Teen Fatalities

The number of children dying from prescription drug overdoses has increased 268% from 1999 to 2016. The death rate from opioid overdoses in 15 to 19-year-old teens rose 252% from 1999 to 2016. Even 225% more infants and toddlers died from improper use of prescription drugs. Most of the children who died were Caucasian. The deaths were accidental, only 5% were suicidal. Thirty-eight percent of these children died in their own homes. Twenty-three percent of the teenagers who died abused heroin.

Prescription Depressant Overdose

Prescription depressant overdose is as simple as cough medicine with codeine given to a child who takes a central nervous system depressant for seizures, anxiety, or pain. Doctors, pharmacists, nurses, parents, and patients are all responsible for prescription depressant overdose. Pharmacists ensure that doctors do not prescribe drugs for conditions beyond the scope of their practices. The Food and Drug Administration requires strong warnings on all CNS depressant packages. Patients are warned not to combine the depressants with other prescription drugs and can not stop taking them without the consent of their doctors because seizures or death can result.

New York City Doctor Charged with Manslaughter

Illegal sale of prescription drugs is a felony in New York City. A New York City doctor was charged with manslaughter in the death of two of his patients, reckless endangerment, and 220 criminal sales of prescription depressants. The Drug Enforcement Administration found that he showed blatant disregard for his patients and the practice of medicine. Manslaughter is a class B felony punishable by 5 to 25 years in prison.

New York City Doctors – Millions of Opioid Pills

Addicted patients clamored for oxycodone pills and stood in line all hours of the day and night. The police received numerous complaints about the doctor’s office before he was arrested for prescribing depressant pain killers to patients with no known medical ailments. Five New York City doctors prescribed millions of depressant pain killers resulting in the death of several patients. Another sold prescriptions for opioid painkillers.

Federal and New York City Drug Crimes

If you’re being questioned about the death of a patient or your role in a potential drug crime, you have to cooperate with law enforcement agencies. You should be as silent as possible. You have the right to remain silent until you’re represented by a staunch criminal defense attorney who understands the drug charges being brought against you. You’ll be arrested when the police get the evidence, testimony, and proof they need to prosecute you. Our criminal defense attorney has 50 years of big city drug crime experience and can strive to get your bail and charges reduced. You can go home to your family to await your trial. Our criminal defense attorney will care about you when no one else does. Most cases are resolved without the need for a criminal court hearing.

Plea Bargain

If your criminal defense lawyer is able to negotiate a plea bargain for you, the plea bargain is always better than attempting to prove your innocence in criminal court. After you’ve chosen your attorney, you have to listen to what he or she thinks is in your best interest. Mike rejected his plea bargain to do probation instead of prison time and was sentenced to 21 months in prison. His family was devastated. He lost his job, and his good reputation was destroyed.

Spodek Law Group P.C.

Call or contact our prescription depressant criminal defense Super Lawyer for a free consultation in our Queens, Bronx, Brooklyn, or Long Island office. Our attorney can represent you in all New York state, federal, and appellant courts. Our law office is family owned, and our fees are reasonable. Our criminal defense attorney speaks English, Spanish, and Russian and is available 24 hours per day 7 days each week to help you. Payment plans are negotiable, and you may be able to negotiate a group rate.



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