Riverside Prescription Fraud Attorney
Penalties for Prescription Drug Fraud
Prescription drug fraud, one of the fastest growing crimes today, consists
of obtaining a controlled substance by illegal means for profit or personal
use. In an attempt to stem the rise of prescription fraud, strict laws
have been enacted and severe penalties are in place for persons convicted.
Some of the penalties may include:
- Prison term of up to five years
- Loss of license for convicted medical professionals
- Substantial fines
These are serious charges that impose life-altering consequences. If you
are being charged with prescription drug fraud, you must reach out to a
Riverside drug crime lawyer who will aggressively fight on your behalf. At Hanson, Gorian, Bradford
& Hanich, a well-known and respected Riverside law firm, our
criminal defense team has handled numerous drug cases, including prescription fraud. We
understand the distress and embarrassment you may be feeling and are here
to help protect you during this stressful time.
Prescription Drug Fraud Lawyers in Riverside
Prescription drugs that are most commonly abused include morphine, Valium,
Vicodin, Xanax, OxyContin, Lorcet, Dilaudid, Percocet, Soma and Darvocet.
Some ways that people commit prescription fraud are by:
- Forging prescriptions
- Altering prescriptions
- Filling out stolen prescription pads
- Posing as medical staff to call in prescriptions
- Obtaining multiple prescriptions by "doctor shopping"
We understand that those accused of prescription fraud often suffer from
drug addiction and are sometimes the victims of over-eager police and
prosecutor methods. We have extensive trial experience with all types
of drug cases, including prescription fraud,
possession, and drug
trafficking and always strive to minimize the charges our clients face. We aggressively
move towards a result that is the best possible outcome including dismissal
in some cases and lessened charges in others. Regarding the reduction
of charges, we have often been successful in working with the prosecution
to obtain dispositions such as Diversion sentences that help our clients
seek appropriate treatment for prescription drug addiction.