Defense Attorney Kerry Armstrong was recently interviewed by CBS News 8 in San Diego regarding a popular news story involving a cop couple who is facing charges of "doctor shopping." He provides valuable insight into the case as a defense attorney who has previously handled a wide range of defense cases. Our firm's defense attorney was chosen to be interviewed for this case because of his talented abilities and experience. When he handles a case, he is highly involved in the investigatory stage because he knows how to closely scrutinize a case. Using his skills, he provides knowledgeable insight into the case at hand.
In San Diego, a married cop couple is under the accusation of "doctor shopping." This case has been under investigation by deputies since September 2013. Records from June show that investigators were tracking the wife since June and there is a lot of evidence against them both. There are, however, still many unanswered questions.
Defense Attorney Kerry Armstrong is not representing the couple, but discusses the situation, saying that there is a lot of evidence against them. He mentions that there is seriously damaging evidence held in the search warrant if that information is true. With the strong evidence against the couple, they will have to take aggressive legal measures to avoid a conviction.
Records show that the wife obtained 7 pharmaceutical drugs and 71 prescriptions from 7 medical providers and 17 pharmacies. The husband obtained 5 pharmaceutical drugs and 79 prescriptions from 6 medical providers and 16 pharmacies.
One of the issues that Attorney Armstrong discusses is the information on the search warrant. The affidavit showed that there were hundreds of medical record pages that were obtained from doctors' offices but none were located at their offices. Armstrong suggests three possible causes:
- A glitch in the database
- The couple did not visit the doctor
- The doctor did not use the database
The married couple is charged with 2 felonies of dealing hydrocodone and possessing a firearm while being addicted. If convicted, they could spend 5 – 6 years in prison and have their police powers revoked. The court dates are scheduled in August.
You can find out more about the case here, along with a video detailing the situation!
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