Florida Drug Crimes Defense Attorneys
Prescription fraud is defined as the illegal acquisition of prescription drugs for personal use or profit. The United States has seen a rise in prescription fraud and the number of prescription drug abusers – with the amount of money in the prescription fraud industry estimated to number in the tens of billions of dollars. A prescription fraud conviction can lead to a misdemeanor or felony charge with a lengthy state prison sentence and thousands of dollars in fines.
The attorneys at LeavenLaw in St. Petersburg are experienced in all aspects of prescription fraud and its ever-changing laws and regulations. We are committed to protecting the rights of individuals accused of prescription fraud. Direct knowledge and experience along with hard-work and dedication is our key to success.
Prescription Fraud in Florida
Prescription fraud in Florida is committed in a number of ways. The most common are as follows:
- Forging prescriptions
- Altering prescriptions to increase the amount of drugs to be obtained
- Getting prescriptions from multiple doctors, also called “doctor shopping”
Many prescription drugs are fraudulently purchased and distributed. Prescription-strength pain relievers are a popular drug in the prescription fraud industry. Vicodin, OxyContin, Demerol, and methadone top the list of abused pain relievers. Other popular prescription drugs include Valium, Xanax, and morphine. All prescription drugs, when taken in excess or not as per the directions indicate, can be dangerous and can cause not only unpleasant side effects but overdoses and even death.
If you have been accused of or are being investigated for prescription fraud in St. Petersburg or Tampa, we can help. Our experienced attorneys will evaluate and investigate your case to see what your best defense will be. We will help you through the process in order to get the best outcome possible for your case.
Have you been of prescription drug fraud? Contact our offices today!