Any type of drug crime should be considered a serious crime. In the state of Florida, law enforcement officials and prosecutors are extremely tough when it comes to prosecuting individuals who have been charged with committing a drug crime. Most people think about the possession, sale and distribution of street drugs and other narcotics when they think of drug crimes, however, drugs obtained through prescription fraud can be just as deadly and dangerous.
If you or a loved one has been arrested for prescription fraud, you need an Orlando drug crimes lawyer who is knowledgeable in all aspects of drugs crimes. You need a lawyer from our firm. Our lawyers are all former prosecutors and we have been protecting the rights of people since 1986. This means they have been certified by the Florida Bar as being experts in criminal trial law. Their experience allows us a unique insight into how prosecutors prepare for drug crime and other criminal law cases. We are able to review, prepare and build each of our clients the aggressive defense they need when facing any manner of drug crime charges.
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When an individual illegally acquires prescription drugs, either for their own personal use or with the intent to sell & deliver the substance outside the legal medical use of the drug, it will be considered prescription fraud. There are different ways in which prescription fraud can be committed. One of those ways is for an individual to go to a variety of doctors in order to receive multiple prescriptions. Another way is to withhold information from a doctor in order to secure medication.
According to law enforcement officials, these drugs are commonly acquired through fraud:
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.
Prescription fraud is a very dangerous activity. Prescription drugs are designated for a specific individual and are to be taken under the direction of that individual's doctor. When prescription drugs are acquired through fraud, so that an individual can either fuel their addiction or for the purpose of profiting from the sale of the drugs, lives are being put at risk. In addition to charges for possession, anyone who is in possession of a controlled substance which they did not legally secure from a medical practitioner could be facing a third-degree felony charge.
Our attorneys are dedicated to providing clients with the representation they deserve. We understand that being charged with prescription fraud, or any other type of drug crime, can be a very frightening experience. Being convicted of a drug crime can have life-long effects, and it puts your freedom and future at risk. While we do not provide any guarantee on the outcome of cases, our commitment to our clients and our success record have earned us a listing in the Martindale-Hubbell Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers. We have also received an AV-rating from Martindale-Hubbell, indicating we have demonstrated a high level of excellence in our legal abilities and general standards of ethics.
If you have been charged with prescription fraud, you need an attorney who will fight hard to protect your rights and interests. You need to contact an Orlando prescription fraud attorney at Ali & Blankner today.