Michigan Prescription Fraud Lawyer
Prescription fraud is a criminal offense that involves using deception or misrepresentation to unlawfully obtain prescription drugs. This may be committed by stealing blank prescription slips, by forging information on a prescription slip, by altering a prescription or by creating counterfeit prescriptions. In doing so, the offender would obtain unlawful access to controlled substances that should be available by lawful prescription only from a licensed medical professional and prescribed to treat a real condition or illness.
Certain prescription drugs have a high potential for abuse and are therefore closely regulated by the government. If you have been accused of prescription fraud, waste no time in consulting and working with a Michigan criminal defense attorney at Freedman Law Group. Our attorney is here to help you fight your criminal charges, defending your rights every step of the way.
About Prescription Drug Crimes
Not all drug crimes relate to illegal narcotics. In fact, prescription fraud and prescription drug crimes of all kinds are very serious and may result in harsh consequences if you are convicted. A defendant may face criminal charges for the unlawful possession, manufacturing, distribution, trafficking or sale of prescription drugs and also for fraudulently obtaining a prescription.
Prescription drug crimes have seen an increase in recent years, due to the increased popularity of prescription drugs used as recreational drugs. Drugs which may be related to prescription fraud or any other prescription drug crimes include:
- Oxycodone (OxyContin)
- Hydrocodone (Vicodin)
- Meperidine (Demerol)
- Alprazolam (Xanax)
- Diazepam (Valium)
- Methylphenidate (Ritalin)
- Amphetamine/dextroamphetamine (Adderall)
You have the right to consult a legal professional if you are currently facing prescription drug crime charges. By doing so immediately, you will have the best opportunity of positively impacting your case and facing a brighter future. At Freedman Law Group, we offer a free initial consultation to talk about your case and your options for criminal defense, so contact our Michigan criminal defense lawyer today!