Prescription Drugs

Knowingly or intentionally obtaining prescription medication in an illegal way (by deception or forgery, for example), delivering certain prescription drugs, and possessing such drugs with intent to deliver are all serious drug charges in Michigan. As is the case with all drug-related offenses, a conviction on any of those charges can lead to serious penalties.

Many people begin by taking medications such as Valium, Xanax, or Vicodin for very real illnesses and conditions, thinking that they are safe, but end up addicted and find themselves turning to illegitimate sources for those drugs. For some, court-ordered rehabilitation programs may be not only the least punitive consequence of a drug-related arrest, but also a way to get their lives back on track.

At the Leydorf Law Firm, I have defended clients accused of charges related to a variety of prescription drugs, including:

  • Vicodin
  • Oxycontin
  • Nitrous oxide
  • Adderol
  • Ritalin.

I have worked with clients in more than 50 counties across the state.

If you have been charged with abusing or forging a prescription, or are being investigated on suspicion of any Michigan prescription drug offense, you need a hardworking and experienced attorney on your side.

The job of a criminal defense lawyer is to thoroughly review the case against you, including any collateral issues, and plan and implement a strong defense. If entrusted with your defense, I will insist on chemical testing of the substances at issue, and challenge the procedures involved in your arrest. You may have been searched or interrogated in a way that is illegal; if a judge determines that this indeed happened, any evidence obtained by such means would not be admissible in court against you. Pre-trial motions that challenge the evidence, therefore, are often the key to a successful defense in drug-related prosecutions.

Contact The Leydorf Law Firm, at any time, by calling (517) 388-6800 or emailing We are here to help.