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Prescription Fraud in Polk County

Charged with forging a prescription?

According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), nearly half of the 313 million people in our country take at least one prescription drug, while approximately a third of Americans take two or more drugs, and more than one in ten take five or more medications. As bad as our country's problem with street drugs may be, we are also becoming increasingly dependent on pharmaceutical drugs, to treat medical conditions, to alleviate pain and as an approach for resolving mental disturbances. Many of these substances are just as powerful and habit-forming as illicit drugs such as crystal meth, heroin and cocaine, and the government tightly regulates their manufacture, sale and possession.

If you are under investigation for using any type of fraud to obtain or dispense prescription drugs, you are at risk of receiving harsh criminal penalties, and it is in your best interests to seek the help of a hard hitting attorney to advise you of your rights and fight to protect you from a conviction. Come to Ayo and Iken, PLC where we have 35 years of combined experience and a team that includes several former prosecutors and a former public defender. We know how the criminal justice system works, and are ready to take decisive action to resolve the charges in your favor.

Prescription Fraud Penalties

Police investigators are alert to several types of prescription drug crimes, such as stealing prescription pads to forge a prescription, "doctor shopping" by obtaining multiple prescriptions from several doctors for the same condition, as well as doctors who accept payment to write a false prescription or pharmacists selling controlled substances under the table.

The sentence you would receive if convicted will depend on the quantity of drugs involved, as well as where the drug sits on the Schedule of Controlled Substances as contained in Chapter 893 of the Florida Statutes. Whether the alleged offense involves sleep medications, a painkiller such as codeine, oxycodone or morphine, methamphetamines, or any other type of drug, you could be facing a sentence in state or federal prison, as well as thousands of dollars in fines and a lengthy probation. Don't take any chances with the outcome of your case-come to us for help as soon as you learn that you are under investigation. For an in-depth consultation and to begin work on your defense, call our Lakeland office today.

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