There is an alarming trend towards aggressive investigations by state and federal authorities on physicians. Whether it is by the state medical boards, DEA or federal or state prosecutors, doctors’ practices are subjected to heightened scrutiny. While this may be traced to the war on drugs, recent deaths related to the abuse of prescription opioids, and the criticism the DEA has faced for its failure to develop measureable results in its enforcement efforts; the genesis is less important than the trend itself for those subjected to the harsh spotlight of scrutiny.
Most of us should know that we increase the odds of being charged with a federal or state crime by not consulting a knowledgeable, skilled and experienced criminal defense attorney before speaking with prosecutors or their investigators. It's dangerous, because what you say can be used against you.