If you have been arrested for prescription fraud or other drug crimes, you may be terrified. You may have been told by the police that you are out of options and that you should immediately confess to any actions you may have taken. This is false. There are always options. Before you talk to the police, talk to a criminal defense attorney by calling Law Office of Michael L. Fell at (949) 585-9055 for a free legal consultation.
These Are the Most Common Drugs Involved in Prescription Fraud
While any prescription drug can potentially lead to charges of prescription fraud, there are some that are more commonly involved than others. This includes Vicodin, Ritalin, Morphine, Adderall, Oxycodone, Valium, and Xanax.
Having a Prescription for the Drugs in Question is Not a Get Out of Jail Free Card
It is common for people to believe that if they have a prescription for the drugs they are found with, that all they have to do is show that said prescription and they would be on their way. This can be false. If law enforcement or the prosecution believes that you obtained that prescription by misrepresentation, deceit, or fraud, then you could still be charged.
Common Examples of Prescription Fraud
To better understand the specifics of prescription fraud, consider the most common examples of it. This includes possession of a prescription medication that was legally prescribed to someone else, misusing a prescription pad (whether your pad or the pad of a doctor), forging or otherwise altering a prescription, or seeing numerous doctors so that you could get numerous prescriptions.
Are You a Medical Professional Accused of Prescription Fraud? We Can Help You Too
While most people think of those accused of this type of crime as a person who uses drugs, doctors and others in the medical field are also charged with prescription fraud. This includes both nurses and pharmacists. If you are in one of these fields and have been charged with any type of misconduct related to prescription drugs then you have a different issue to face: hearings with the medical board.
The good news is that not only can Attorney Fell help with the criminal charges you may be facing, he can also help represent you at these board hearings, whether the Pharmaceutical Board, the Medical Board, or the Nursing Board. He knows how these hearings work and he will take every possible step to prevent you from losing your license.
Do Not Wait: Call for Help Today!
There is no reason to wait if you are considering calling an attorney for help with your prescription drug charge. Contact Law Office of Michael L. Fell now at (949) 585-9055 and we will be happy to start with a free legal case evaluation. Do not go down without a fight – call us now.