Prescription forgery occurs when an individual illegally obtains medication by altering, copying or changing a handwritten or printed prescription, and submitting it to a legitimate pharmacy to be filled. Even being in possession of an incomplete or blank prescription form is considered to be a crime. When a prescription is copied and then submitted to multiple pharmacies in an attempt to double or triple the intended prescribed medication, this will also be considered forgery.
Doctors are supposed to prescribe medications based on a patient's medical history, their current medical condition and based upon other factors similar to these. When a doctor issues prescription medication it is often for the purpose of helping an individual alleviate their pain, reduce their discomfort, or help them be able to recover from an injury or illness. If a prescription is forged in order to obtain additional drugs for personal use or profit, it puts lives at risk.
If you or a loved one has been arrested for prescription forgery, you could be facing serious penalties and fines should you be convicted. That is why we strongly advise you consult with an Orlando drug crimes attorney at our firm as soon as possible after your arrest. We will answer your questions and advise you of your rights. Then we will begin an immediate review of your case, analyze all evidence and reports, interview witnesses and gather additional evidence if needed, all in order to build you the kind of aggressive defense you deserve.
We understand being arrested for any type of drug crimes can be an extremely emotional and frightening experience. Your future, your freedom and your ability to care for and provide for your family are all at risk. This is especially true considering most prescription forgery charges are combined with other charges such as prescription fraud, possession, intent to sell & deliver, or even trafficking. If convicted of any number of charges, you could be facing years in prison and thousands of dollars in fines, not to mention the possibility of community service, probation, or a court-required drug treatment program. Drug crimes also remain on your record making it difficult to buy a house, obtain certifications or be eligible for certain forms of employment.
At Ali & Blankner, our attorneys have over 50 years combined experience representing clients facing all manner of drug crime charges. Our attorneys are all former prosecutors, allowing us to have a unique perspective, as we know how the prosecution prepares and builds their cases. We have a high success record as we are dedicated to providing our clients with excellent service, and are committed to exhausting all resources in order to protect their interests.
If you have been arrested or charged with prescription forgery, we strongly advise you contact an Orlando prescription forgery lawyer at our firm as soon as possible after your arrest. A confidential consultation will allow us to review your case and advise you of the best course of action to pursue.