Prescription Fraud includes giving a fake prescription to a pharmacist, doctor shopping to get multiple prescriptions, or being dishonest when you obtain a controlled substance from a doctor, pharmacist, or other prescription outlet . Physicians who prescribe drugs without a legitimate purpose may be accused of prescription fraud as well.

Using a fake or altered prescription or using the prescription belonging to someone else is considered Prescription Fraud. Another common practice is going to different doctors to get the same controlled substance. Often time chronic sufferers, after legitimately being prescribed opiates, such as Vicoden or Oxycontin, find themselves needing larger and larger doses and resorting to prescription fraud to obtain their drugs.

Drugs stores and pharmacies dispense certain drugs which are Federally regulated and they must report to a national database the sale of certain controlled substances. This means that drug transactions are generally traceable and a video record is typically made of each transaction If you are charged with Prescription Fraud, you need an aggressive and experience criminal defense attorney who will examine all the facts.

If You are Charged with Prescription Fraud, Schmierlaw will

  • Challenge any search and seizure issues to make sure your Constitutional Rights were protected
  • Make sure any evidence against you was properly obtained
  • Closely examine why you did what you did? For example, was there a doctor at fault for initially prescribing an addictive substance without closely monitoring the amount you are taking
  • Consider any diversion program which will work to end your drug dependence and keep a conviction off your record

Consulting an experienced criminal defense attorney is essential when charged with prescription fraud or any drug crime. It can mean the difference between a bright or an uncertain future. Contact an experienced criminal defense lawyer skilled in drug crimes including prescription fraud if you have been charged with a drug crime. Contact Schmierlaw for an intital. No-cost consultation.

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Whether it is representation in a legal matter or just some legal advice, Schmierlaw can help. We specialize in Criminal and Drunk Driving Defense and can help you with any sort of legal issue which may arise including Felonies or Misdemeanors, Drunk Driving, Traffic Tickets, Juvenile Offenses, or any other legal concern which you may have.

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