Knowledgeable Representation Before The Drug Enforcement Administration

Government agencies help monitor and regulate production and use of drugs and related activities among the U.S. population.

  • The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) provides information and guidelines about over-the-counter and prescription medications.
  • The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), on the other hand, focuses on monitoring and prosecuting illegal drug production, distribution and use.

Prescription narcotics are of interest to both agencies' agendas. The current opioid public health crisis brings that fact into focus. Without a proper prescription in the name of the person possessing them, prescription narcotics are as illegal as cocaine — of interest to the DEA. Legal representation before the DEA may focus on regulation and prevention of problems, or it may focus on defense of individuals and organizations facing Certificate of Registration (COR) issues, such as suspension or revocation of the COR or denials of applications for CORs.

Compliance Counsel And Vigorous Defense

Belanger & Rae PLLC, in Washington, D.C., is a strong resource for area clients who need legal counsel and representation related to compliance with the Controlled Substances Act (CSA).

We are prepared to come on board at any stage of a drug-related legal matter:

  • At the rumor or investigation stage
  • Before a search of private property
  • When presented an order to show cause (OSC)
  • Preparing a defense strategy
  • Arguing a case before an administrative law judge in DEA

We defend clients charged with violations by physicians or pharmacists resulting in orders to show cause (OSC) or denial of applications, suspension or revocation of certificates of registration (COR).

Experienced Advocates

Our attorneys have extensive experience on both sides of the bench in criminal and civil matters. Both are retired U.S. Navy judge advocates. Robert Rae was also appointed a Special Assistant United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia and prosecuted criminal cases involving white collar crimes and drug conspiracies. As the founding partner of his Virginia Beach law firm, he defended many drug conspiracy cases.

Both lawyers have advised hundreds of individuals and businesses needing protection of their constitutional rights in criminal and civil matters.

To Prevent Problems With The DEA Or Respond To Allegations Of Wrongdoing, Get A Dedicated Lawyer On Your Side

From law offices in Washington, D.C., trial attorneys Robert B. Rae and Greg Belanger can provide aggressive advocacy right away in drug crime cases, as well as preventive counsel for individuals and businesses. Discuss your case with an attentive legal professional. Send an email inquiry or call 202-851-2543.