Chicago Prescription Fraud Attorney
Were you charged with prescription fraud in Chicago?
Prescription fraud is a very serious crime that if convicted, could impact your future for many years to come. Some common forms of prescription drug fraud can include altering existing prescriptions or forging prescriptions, impersonating medical staff to falsely request prescriptions or stealing blank prescription forms for the purpose of obtaining prescription drugs.
There are also many kinds of prescription drugs that are abused, including:
Looking for a lawyer for a prescription fraud case?
In addition to patients who are seeking prescription drugs, physicians or pharmacists can face criminal charges for these types of crimes. If it is believed that a doctor of pharmacist is writing excessive or false prescriptions, or providing controlled substances to others illegally, they can be charged with prescription fraud. There have also been some cases in which the criminal accusation is related to what is termed "doctor shopping", or seeking out multiple prescriptions from a number of physicians.
Whether you are an individual who has illegally obtained prescription drugs, or a doctor/pharmacist that is facing accusations that you falsely prescribed such drugs, you will be facing some very serious consequences, including the loss of your ability to hold a license to practice your profession. Speak to a Chicago criminal defense attorney from my firm today if you are facing prescription fraud charges.
Defenses for Prescription Drug Charges
When you have been charged with prescription fraud, it can appear that there is no hope, but there are defense options for these types of drug crimes. Most people start on prescription drugs due to a physical problem that requires a valid prescription. Many of the drugs prescribed by a doctor can be addictive, but though addiction can be a serious medical condition, it is not a valid defense against prescription drug fraud. Having a qualified attorney is vital to your freedom. Depending upon your situation, there may be alternative programs and options that can could benefit you. Contact a Chicago criminal defense lawyer at Law Offices of Mitch Furman immediately to get the aggressive and skilled legal representation you need against these very serious charges.
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