Immediately Contact a Jacksonville Criminal Attorney if Charged with a Prescription Drug Crime
Contact a Jacksonville criminal attorney as soon as possible if you are a medical professional who has been charged with prescription drug fraud or think you are being investigated on such charges. You should also seek legal counsel immediately if arrested for or charged with possession of prescription drugs without a prescription. Prescription drug addiction and abuse has been on the rise in recent years and law enforcement agencies are cracking down hard. You may not realize it, but possession of just five pills of certain prescription drugs can get you locked away for three hard years! Helping someone obtain those pills illegally can get you locked away for as much as 25 years.
Dale Carson Law has a record for successfully helping doctors, pharmacists and medical staff defeat charges of prescription drug fraud or getting their charges and sentences reduced to reasonable levels. The firm also regularly defends individuals accused of shopping around for doctors to buy from or obtaining, possessing or selling prescription drugs without a prescription. You can schedule a free consultation with Jacksonville criminal attorney Dale Carson on our Complimentary Consults page.
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What is Prescription Drug Fraud? Jacksonville Criminal Attorney Explains
Prescription drug fraud essentially boils down to illegally obtaining or distributing prescription drugs. Painkillers, sedatives, stimulants and similar medications are frequently used as recreational drugs. Hydrocodone, Lortab, OxyContin, Ritalin, Vicodin, Xanax and Valium are some drugs commonly used in this way, but they are not easy to get and usually involve theft or falsified documents.
On the supply side, doctors, pharmacists, medical staff and pharmacy assistants can be accused of writing unnecessary prescriptions, knowingly filling fraudulent prescriptions, supplying excess pills, or giving drugs directly to patients with the knowledge that they are fueling someone’s prescription drug addiction.
Prescription drug fraud can also by committed by forging prescriptions, filling prescriptions at multiple pharmacies or attempting to fill a prescription that is not yours.
In addition to serving jail time and paying fines, medical professionals who are convicted of prescription drug fraud will lose their professional license and have their facility closed if they own one.
Jacksonville Criminal Attorney Dale Carson’s Prescription Drug Fraud Defense
Prescription drug fraud charges can be beat. But not easily. It is important to have an attorney who knows what is required in a drug investigation and where those investigations tend to go wrong.
Dale Carson Law understands what is at stake. Medical professionals lose their jobs and professional licenses—their livelihood. Those with prescription drug addictions lose their rights and possibly the opportunity to get help for their addiction without a life-ruining conviction and jail sentence.
Dale Carson has decades of federal and state law enforcement experience, including investigating drug crimes and charging offenders. He knows the intricacies of a prescription drug fraud investigation and every place that one can go wrong. Mr. Carson and his team are not afraid to take your case to trial and force prosecutors to prove every detail of their charges.
Protect Your Rights and Discuss Your Prescription Drug Charges Jacksonville Criminal Attorney Dale Carson Absolutely Free
If you have been charged with prescription drug trafficking or possession of prescription drugs without prescription, you need to speak with a lawyer—especially if you suffer from a prescription drug addiction. Dale Carson can give you an initial consultation for free and help you determine the severity of your case and your rights. To schedule a free consultation with a Jacksonville criminal attorney go to our Complimentary Consults page.
Or call Jacksonville criminal attorney Dale Carson today at 904-355-6777.