Newport Beach Prescription Fraud Defense Attorney
Drug Crime Defense Lawyer for Newport Beach, Huntington Beach & Orange County
Prescription fraud offenses are taken very seriously in all parts of California
including Newport Beach. This category of
drug possession crime can result in expensive fines and court fees as well as time in jail.
Prescription fraud includes any instance of obtaining a prescription drug
by means of forgery, altering a lawful prescription, self-prescribing
(in the case of a doctor prescribing for himself), obtaining multiple
prescriptions for the same drug from several doctors (“doctor shopping”),
and misrepresentation in order to obtain a prescription or other similar
acts. If you or someone you love has been arrested or charged with prescription
fraud, contact a
Newport Beach criminal defense attorney at the Law Offices of Scott D. Hughes right away. Attorney Hughes has
acted aggressively as a prescription fraud lawyer for numerous clients
in not only Newport Beach but
Huntington Beach, Orange County and surrounding areas. A free initial consultation is the
first place to start when facing these serious charges.
Common Prescription Fraud Charges
The most common drugs that are obtained via prescription fraud include
Adderall, Demerol, OxyContin, Ritalin, Valium, Vicodin, Xanax and others.
Under California law, no individual other than a dentist, physician, dentist
or similar profession may legally issue a prescription. An individual
can be convicted of a felony offense if he or she is knowingly in possession
of fraudulent prescription blanks and tenders them as lawful prescriptions.
This may result in up to three years in prison. More serious circumstances
can result in even longer jail time. Attorney Hughes works tirelessly
on each client’s case and is determined that they don’t see
a day in jail for unfair and unduly harsh charges such as these.
Contact a Newport Beach prescription fraud attorneyfor a free initial consultation. Don’t allow yourself or someone
you care about to become a victim of a zealous prosecutor’s “war