Any kind of drug charges levied against a medical professional can have
an impact on that professional’s ability to continue practicing
medicine or any other job that requires they be trusted with controlled
substances. Jail time alone can make it difficult for a medical profession
to continue to work in medicine even after he or she is released. Recently,
a doctor in Indiana pleaded guilty to drug charges. That doctor will now
serve a few years in prison for the
drug crimes to which he pleaded guilty.
Pharmacists in the area were the sources of concern, as they called authorities
about prescriptions from the doctor. The doctor was found to be prescribing
drugs after the Drug Enforcement Administration had suspended his license.
The doctor was prescribing Dronabinol, Zutripro and Phenobarbitol.
He pleaded guilty to the charges and was sentenced to 10 years in prison.
He will only have to serve two years of that sentence. The investigation
apparently lasted for four years.
Whenever a person is facing charges for drug crimes in Indiana, there may
be several options on the table for how to best deal with the charges
or how those charges can impact everything from career goals, finances
and even one's personal freedom. The ability to plea bargain may help
a person garner less jail time or even probation in appropriate circumstances.
Drug charges can be difficult to decipher and having all of the options
and possibilities laid out by a knowledgeable professional may help a
person charged decide the best course of action for his or her case. Each
accused individual has the ability to challenge the accusations and put
them to their proof, a decision that is typically made after assessing
the strength of a particular case and determining the available alternatives.