Prescription Drug Fraud
Posted on Thursday, August 21st, 2014 at 3:23 pm
Prescription drug fraud is a serious charge with serious consequences. If you or a loved one face charges, contact a Nashville criminal defense attorney as soon as possible to explore your options.
Conduct that Can Lead to a Prescription Drug Fraud Charge
Prescription drug fraud charges can result if a person obtains a controlled substance or medication from a pharmacy through theft or fraud. In some cases, a suspect may try to alter the quantity or strength of a written prescription, pose as someone else or engage in theft of a medication or controlled substance. As a Nashville criminal defense law firm can explain, even the attempt to commit prescription drug fraud is a crime. Therefore, it’s not necessary for a suspect to successfully steal the medication, as long as the intent to commit fraud can be proven.Prescription drug fraud can lead to felony charges with serious potential consequences if convicted including jail time and significant fines.
The Importance of Seeking Legal Help Early
If you or a loved one has reason to believe a prescription drug charge is imminent, or if you’ve already been charged, contact a Nashville criminal defense attorney right away. The sooner you seek qualified legal counsel, the more options you may have for dealing with the charges against you. Your attorney can review how the evidence was collected. If law enforcement violated any of your Constitutional rights during the evidence-gathering phase, then some important defense strategies could become available. Your attorney can discuss what’s required for search and arrest warrants and review whether the police followed the appropriate procedures.
With regard to the charges themselves, the prosecution must prove every element of the crime beyond a reasonable doubt. Your attorney can probe for strengths and weaknesses with the prosecution’s case and help you decide how best to proceed.For more information about drug laws in Tennessee and for experienced help if you face charges, contact the Nashville criminal defense law firm of Brent Horst Attorney At Law. To make an appointment for a consultation call (615) 403-2971 cell / (615) 259-9867 office.