Prescription Forgery Defense Lawyer Orange County
Narcotics & street drugs are readily available to anyone and everyone who is looking for them. Narcotics crimes no longer revolve around street or recreational drugs such as marijuana, cocaine or methamphetamines. Narcotics and medications typically used for medicinal purposes are now as common in drug crimes as marijuana or cocaine. Many of these medications are obtained in the home. With the advent of the internet as well as other types of technology possessing forged prescriptions and prescription forgery is much more common than a decade ago. If you are not a doctor being in possession of a forged prescription or prescription pad is a crime that can have serious legal penalties in the state of California. These common drugs are oxycontin, vicodin, xanax, norco, and valium. If you, your child, a loved one or family member have been charged with forging prescriptions or possessing manufactured prescription pads it may make sense to consult with a skilled Orange County California Drug Crime Defense Attorney. Contact The Law Office of David E. Swanson at 949-477-3030.
What is a Forged Prescription?
Prescription forgery, or forging a prescription is a crime in California. By definition, forging a prescription is illegally acquiring or receiving pharmaceuticals for either personal use and or profit. Personal use means that you intend to ingest the medication or compounds for the effect. The desired effect is usually getting high or intoxicated. Even if you have a pain that the pill or medication relieves it is still a crime to take the medication without a legitimate prescription. Acquiring them for profit means you plan to sell or distribute them which is a very serious crime. There are numerous ways to forge a prescription such as blatantly writing your own prescription on a blank pad and or increasing quantity on an otherwise authentic prescription. A qualified Newport Beach California Illegal Prescription Defense Attorney can help you if you have been accused of forging a prescription.
Commonly Forged Prescription Medications
- Vicodin, Oxycodone
- Anti-anxiety Medications (Xanax, Valium)
- Painkillers (Percocet, Vicodin, Norco)
- Anti-emetic medications (Phenergan)
- ADD Medication (Aderal)
- Hypnotics (Ambien, Lunesta)
- Muscle Relaxers (Flexeril)
- Anabolic Steroids
How an Irvine California Drug Crime Lawyer can Help You
If you are caught with a forged prescription you can be charged with a felony. If convicted you will face administrative fees, court costs, fines, attorneys fees and possibly face jail time. Depending on your criminal history you may also be on formal or informal probation. While it is difficult to get your case dismissed working with an attorney can help ensure that you obtain the most favorable outcome possible. You can also rest assured that your rights, liberties and reputation will be protected. David E. Swanson will make sure that you get a drug diversion program so that you don’t end up in jail and have a drug felony conviction on your record.
Contact A Newport Beach Forged Prescription Defense Lawyer
A drug crime conviction will hurt you now and continue to haunt you for years to come. Being convicted of a drug crime can severely impact your ability to get a job and hinder your ability to further your academic standing among other things. If you have been charged with forging a prescription or possessing a forged prescription contact a Newport Beach Narcotics Crime Defense Lawyer. Call The Law Office of David E. Swanson at 949-477-3030. Or, email a Newport Beach California Drug Crime Defense Lawyer by clicking here..