California Prescription Fraud Attorney
Are you dealing with prescription fraud charges in California? Then contact a California prescription fraud attorney who will fight for you in your time of need.
Prescription medicine is meant to be for people who are sick or need help when they’re feeling pain. It is not meant to be abused by people who don’t need it. And if you’re caught getting a prescription you don’t need or having someone else get it for you, then you could face time behind bars and other consequences.
If you’re facing prescription fraud charges in California, it’s helpful to research what could happen to you as well as why it’s important to hire a prescription fraud attorney to assist you at this time.
What Is Prescription Fraud?
Prescription fraud means illegally obtaining prescription medicine. This could include going to many doctors, or “doctor shopping,” to receive different prescriptions or by lying about a health condition in order to get prescription drugs. Additionally, it is illegal to change the amount of prescription medicine the doctor decides to prescribe to you. Of course, you can’t forge a prescription on a doctor’s pad, either. Another example of prescription fraud is having someone else go to a doctor to get medicine for you.
Some people may partake in prescription fraud in order to obtain a stimulant like Adderall or a powerful painkiller like oxycodone. They might use the drug themselves or give or sell it to other people for profit.
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Proving You Committed Prescription Fraud
The prosecutor is going to have to prove that you obtained or attempted to obtain prescription medicine. You may have also received the administration or prescription of the medicine or attempted to do so. The prosecutor has to show that your act involved misrepresentation, deceit, a concealment of a material fact, or fraud. If they cannot, then they won’t be able to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that you are guilty of this crime.
Penalties for Prescription Fraud
Prescription fraud is a wobbler offense, which means it can be either a misdemeanor or felony in California. It will all depend on the circumstances surrounding your case and whether or not you have a prior criminal history on your record.
If you’re charged with a misdemeanor, you could be sentenced to up to one year in county jail and fines of up to $1,000. If you’re charged with a felony, you could go to jail for 16 months or two or three years and have to pay a fine of up to $20,000. You may also have to go on formal probation for a felony charge.
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Defending Yourself Against a Prescription Fraud Charge
In your defense, you could say that you didn’t use fraud to get your prescription. You could also claim that you were involved in a police entrapment case. Perhaps your arrest was unlawful, too.
Contact California Prescription Fraud Attorney CBS Law
If you are being charged with prescription fraud, then it’s time to reach out to a California prescription fraud attorney who will defend you and work hard on your behalf. That’s CBS Law.
Want to learn more about how CBS Law can assist you with your case? Then contact us for your free 60-minute consultation by calling (213) 800-8005 or getting in touch on our website. CBS Law is here for you 24/7, and we’ll work hard on your case to ensure justice is served. We are looking forward to helping you with your prescription fraud charge in California.
Do NOT speak to law enforcement or investigators about your prescription fraud charge, as that information can and will be used against you in a court of law.
Christopher J. Bou Saeed Founding Attorney of CBS Law