Prescription Drug Fraud Lawyer in Athens
Professional Defense for This Serious Felony
Prescription drug fraud is taken seriously by the authorities in Georgia. As a felony offense, the punishment for drug fraud could include at least a year in prison as well as thousands of fines—not to mention a permanent criminal record that can be accessed by potential employers or educational institutions.
Prescription Drug Fraud
Whether an individual alters the quantity of pills on a legitimate prescription or steals a prescription pad and forges prescriptions, seeking to obtain prescription medication through fraudulent means is a serious crime. Pharmacies are on the lookout for prescription fraud and will contact the police if the prescription looks fake or photocopied.
The sentence for a prescription drug conviction could include one to 10 years in prison as well as expensive fines. The court may also require probation and successful completion of a drug rehabilitation program.
The effects of a felony prescription fraud conviction are long lasting. Many convicted felons are unable to gain employment in certain fields, vote, own firearms or even travel outside of the United States.
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Many of the medications being prescribed today are highly addictive; unfortunately, individuals who make the mistake of forging prescriptions for continued pain relief can face serious criminal repercussions, when they actually need medical help.
Athens criminal defense attorney Lee Webb is committed to protecting people who have been accused of drug-related crimes. He can negotiate with the prosecution on your behalf, or advise you on other programs that can reduce the impact a prescription fraud case has on your life.
For a free, no-obligation case analysis, call (706) 705-5122 today.