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Pharmacy Worker Avoids Felony Drug and Theft Convictions

A young man who was working at a local pharmacy to help pay his way through college recently found himself in a potentially life-altering situation. While working at the pharmacy, he began stealing prescription medication. The pharmacy caught on and began an investigation. He was caught on film stealing pills. After being confronted with the evidence, the young man confessed to taking the pills. He was fired. Thereafter, felony theft and felony drug charges were filed against him.

The young man was beside himself. He had never been in any criminal trouble before. He had a bright future and was convinced he had destroyed it. He did not make any excuses. He only wished to make the best out of a very bad situation. He researched attorneys and spoke to many. After speaking with attorney Ben Luftman, the young man set up an office appointment. After meeting in person, the Columbus Criminal Defense team was hired to represent the young man in his felony theft and felony drug cases and to try and make the best of what appeared to be a very bad situation.

Attorney Luftman and attorney Dan Sabol represented our client on his case. After entering a not guilty plea on the felony theft and felony drug charges, and having the opportunity to review the discovery including reports and investigative notes, it became apparent that our client had become addicted to medication and that his addiction caused him to steal additional pills. We discussed the situation with our client and filed a motion for intervention in lieu of conviction on his behalf. We then had him assessed by a qualified addiction counselor. The counselor agreed and recommended a treatment plan to the judge.

Attorney Luftman then attended the hearing on the motion. The judge granted the motion. As long as our client successfully completes the treatment plan, the felony theft and felony drug charges will be dismissed. Our client will avoid felony convictions on his record, potential prison or jail time and a mandatory license suspension. After the case is dismissed, we will be able to come back immediately and file a motion to seal or expunge the record, which will completely remove it from his criminal background.

Prior results do not guarantee a similar outcome in your case. Individual results may vary based on the facts, injuries, jurisdiction, venue, witnesses, parties, and other factors. The results and client testimonials provided are not necessarily representative of the results obtained by all clients or their satisfaction with the firm’s services.

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