Treasure Coast Prescription Fraud Defense
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In the past few years, the United States has seen a surge of prescription drug abusers. Given the amount of money in the prescription fraud industry, it is no surprise that the consequences can be harsh if you are found guilty. A conviction can result in a misdemeanor or felony on your record, which would be coupled with a state prison sentence and thousands of dollars in fines.
The Stuart criminal attorneys at Jeff T. Gorman Law Offices are seasoned in every detail of prescription fraud cases and the constantly evolving laws and regulations. Our firm prides itself on understanding the needs of our clients and obtaining the best possible outcome for them.
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What is considered prescription fraud in Florida?
Prescription fraud is defined as illegally having possession of drugs for personal profit or use through falsified medical prescriptions. In the state of Florida, prescription fraud can be committed in a few different ways.
Some of the most prevalent include the following:
- Falsifying prescriptions
- Changing prescriptions to obtain more drugs
- Doctor shopping, or obtaining prescriptions from multiple doctors
If not properly prescribed, being caught with drugs such as Vicodin, Xanax, or Valium can have just as severe of consequences as cocaine or heroin possession. If you are found with larger quantities of drugs, that can mean further consequences. If you are charged with intent to distribute or trafficking, you could be punished with a minimum prison sentence of 25 years and face thousands of dollars in fines. These consequences are,harsh, which is why it is so crucial that you retain a strong defense.
Charged? Call our firm for a free consultation today!
We understand that if charges of prescription drug fraud stick, you could lose your entire livelihood. The good news is that our firm would be happy to help you begin crafting your defense. The attorneys at Jeff T. Gorman Law Offices can ardently challenge any evidence against you and work to negotiate the best possible outcome.
Reach out today for a free consult with a seasoned and skilled white collar crime attorney on the Treasure Coast, including Okeechobee and Palm Beach.