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Prescription Fraud

Prescription fraud is generally known as illegally gaining prescription drugs to sell or for personal use. Some ways prescription fraud can be committed include:

  • Stealing a physician’s prescription pad and writing prescriptions for fake patients
  • Altering a physician’s prescription by increasing the quantity of the drug
  • Using a computer to create fake prescriptions
  • Calling in a prescription and using your phone number for callback confirmations

If you are facing prescription fraud charges, you can speak with a criminal defense attorney. Simply fill out the form below or call us at 877-445-1059 and we will connect you with a criminal lawyer in your area.


Prescription Drug Fraud Penalties

Like most drug charges, prescription fraud is a felony offense that is punishable by up to 5 years in prison. Depending on the circumstances of the charges, defendants who have no previous criminal record may be able to receive rehabilitation or probation.

Prescription fraud is a serious offense for medical practitioners, and can result in jail time, loss of license, fees and more.

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If you are facing drug charges, schedule a free, no obligation consultation with a local criminal lawyer. Total Criminal Defense has a nationwide network of sponsoring attorneys who can offer advice on how to handle your case and answer your questions. Learn more about the criminal justice system and your rights by filling out a free online evaluation form or calling 877-445-1059 to connect with a criminal lawyer near you.

The above summary of prescription fraud is by no means all-inclusive and is not intended to provide legal advice. Laws may have changed since our last update. For the latest information on prescription fraud laws and penalties, speak to a criminal defense attorney in your area.


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