Prescription drug fraud is a serious drug-related crime. There are many ways prescription drug fraud can occur, all of which are punishable by law. The most common types of prescription drug fraud involve:
- Altering existing prescriptions
- Forging prescriptions
- Calling in prescriptions by impersonating medical staff
- Stealing blank prescription forms
Typically, those arrested for prescription drug fraud have a serious drug addiction. In fact, professional men and women of all ages are being arrested all over the United States for this very serious crime. If you have made the mistake of forging or altering a prescription in order to acquire more pills, our fraud attorneys in Miami, Ft Lauderdale, and Fort Myers can help. Our fraud lawyers will investigate the charges against you and discuss with you during a consultation how we would proceed with your defense if we take your case. The criminal defense and fraud attorneys at The Cochran Firm South Florida have represented many Florida residents arrested for prescription fraud, and we can help you, too.
Oftentimes, prosecutors don’t really want to see a person go to jail for a drug crime that stems from an addiction to prescription drugs. You need to get treatment for your addiction; losing your job and sitting behind bars is not going to help your situation, and many prosecutors realize this. Florida has several drug rehab facilities in Ft Lauderdale, Miami, and Fort Myers, so treatment and counseling programs are available to help you beat your addiction and avoid a criminal conviction upon successful completion. We know the programs available in South Florida, and we work hard with the courts to help you in every way possible.
From the moment we accept your case, we begin investigating the circumstances of your arrest, scrutinizing the evidence against you and speaking with any witnesses to the event. Our fraud lawyers have the prescription drug fraud case knowledge, experience and resources necessary to effectively identify any weaknesses in the state’s case. Upon discovery, we move to have evidence suppressed and charges reduced or dismissed.
Don’t delay in contacting the experienced fraud attorneys at The Cochran Firm South Florida following an arrest for prescription drug fraud in Ft Lauderdale, Miami, Ft Myers, or anywhere in south Florida.