Practice Area:Federal Crime
Outcome:Motion for Downward Departure GRANTED!
Description:Client was a M.D. who while working in a pain clinic continued to prescribe narcotics to a patient who was no longer in pain. Client was aware that the patient was diverting narcotics to his girlfriend. The patient turned out to be an undercover DEA agent and client was busted. The US Sentencing Guidelines called for a sentence of 46-57 months. Attorney Malove convinced the judge to grant his request for a downward departure and doctor was sentenced to less than half of what was recommended.