Charged with prescription fraud?
Prescription fraud is an increasingly common drug crimes charge. Prescription fraud is the acquisition of legally prescribed drugs by illegal means. Some of the ways in which people commit prescription fraud are:
- Modifying the quantity of a legitimate prescription
- Stealing a doctor's prescription pad and forging prescriptions
- Creating a counterfeit prescription pad and forging prescriptions
- Receiving a legal prescription by misrepresentation or deception
Prescription fraud is closely related to prescription drug abuse. It is also illegal for pharmacists to knowingly fill false prescriptions. If you or someone you love has been charged with prescription fraud, for such drugs as Xanax, you will need the services of an experienced attorney. An attorney at our firm can help!
Prescription fraud is committed by people of all ages and incomes. While sometimes people commit prescription fraud with the intent to distribute the drugs, more often than not it is because of prescription drug abuse or addiction. Harris County has a special court for people who are accused of drug crimes. In drug court, increased attention is paid to rehabilitation through drug treatment programs, which may be necessary if abuse or addiction is a factor. Furthermore, with successful completion of a drug treatment program, a prescription fraud defense attorney may be able to negotiate a less serious sentence, fewer fines, or even a dismissal of all charges.
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At the Martinez Law Firm, we care about you and your future. When you hire an attorney from our firm, he or she will guide you through every step of the legal process, answer all of your questions, and give you the support you need. We also will examine every aspect of your case to make sure that all legal procedures were followed. The combination of our experience, investigative abilities, and deep respect for your rights gives us the ability to defend your case well.