Greg Smith and Associates, Criminal Defense Attorneys

Salt Lake City (Murray)
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Salt Lake City Office
111 E. 5600 S. #105
Murray, UT 84107

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Utah Doctor Faces Drug Charges After License Suspension


News has emerged that a Brigham City orthopedic surgeon lost his license to prescribe medicine just two days before he was charged with 130 counts of distributing prescription drugs without adequate medical examination of his patients, including two counts of distribution of controlled substances resulting in death. U.S. District Court documents allege that the doctor prescribed drugs for as many as 120 patients on some days, and issued over 37,000 prescriptions for oxycodone and hydrocodone over four years.

State and federal laws prohibit a variety of behavior involving prescription pharmaceuticals, including forging a doctor’s prescription and possession of illegal prescriptions. The potential consequences of any criminal prosecution are serious, but a medical professional accused of a drug crime faces both the potential loss of a prosperous career following a conviction and the threat of civil forfeiture.

Worst of all, those who are convicted of serious drug crimes are subject to incarceration or lengthy probation. In the present case, the surgeon faces evidence that he wrongly prescribed over 3.5 million pills. Prosecutors take such cases extremely seriously, and federal prosecutions are backed by significant resources and a dedication to making an example of defendants.

Seeking Immediate Help From a Dedicated Criminal Defense Lawyer

Any citizen’s response to learning of a criminal investigation should be swift and decisive. Whether you are concerned about law enforcement questioning or have already learned of formal charges, an immediate consultation with an attorney who understands the criminal justice process can help you seize control of a potentially volatile situation.

Any criminal notoriety, from a DUI arrest to domestic violence or sex crimes charges, can do tremendous damage to a professional practice that took decades to build. Experienced counsel with the wisdom to know when to act aggressively can protect both your legal rights and your professional interests.

Client advocacy does not stop at the courtroom door: a dedicated attorney will advise you about a host of other matters, from dealing with professional licensing boards to responding to media inquiries. With a trusted advisor working on your behalf, medical professionals can pursue strategies to minimize the effects on their liberty, livelihood and professional standing.

Clients with disabilities or impairments

Access to our office is available to clients and their family members at all times. Special equipment and communication devices are available upon request for our clients with visual, hearing, speech and physical impairment. In addition, arrangements can be made for verbal or sign language interpreters if needed to communicate between our attorneys and the client and family. Please notify our law office if any additional accommodations related to your disability or impairment are necessary to make your consultation more comfortable.

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Feedback From Satisfied Clients

"The domestic violence and DUI crimes that I was charged with would have ruined my career. Thank you for saving me! You are worth every penny I paid you."

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Avvo Clients' Choice Award. 5 Stars
5 Star Rating


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Office Location

Salt Lake City Office
111 E. 5600 S. #105
Murray, UT 84107

Telephone: 801-651-1512
Fax: 801-255-2134
Salt Lake City Law Office Map




Greg Smith and Associates, Criminal Law Attorneys, located in Salt Lake City (SLC), also represents clients from communities such as Provo, Orem, Payson, Ogden, Park City, Sandy, Draper, West Valley City, Bountiful, Murray, West Jordan, Taylorsville, Farmington, Alta, Bluffdale, Cottonwood Heights, Draper, Herriman, Holladay, Midvale, Murray, Riverton, Sandy, South Jordan, South Salt Lake, Taylorsville, West Jordan, West Valley City and Richfield; and counties including Salt Lake County, Summit County, Tooele County, Sevier County and Davis County, Utah.

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