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 on drugs.”