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Prescription Fraud

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Prescription Fraud

California Penal Code 2002:

Health & Safety § 11150:

No person other than a physician, dentist, podiatrist, or veterinarian, or pharmacist acting within the scope of a project authorized under Article 1 (commencing with Section 128125) of Chapter 3 of Part 3 of Division 107, a registered nurse acting within the scope of a project authorized under Article 1 (commencing with Section 128125) of Chapter 3 of Part 3 of Division 107, a certified nurse-midwife acting within the scope of Section 2746.51 of the Business and Professions Code, a nurse practitioner acting within the scope of Section 2836.1 of the Business and Professions Code, a physician assistant acting within the scope of a project authorized under Article 1 (commencing with Section 128125) of Chapter 3 of Part 3 of Division 107 or Section 3502.1 of the Business and Professions Code, or an optometrist acting within the scope of Section 3041 of the Business and Professions Code, or an out-of-state prescriber acting pursuant to Section 4005 of the Business and Professions Code shall write or issue a prescription.

California Penal Code 2002:

Health & Safety § 1162.5:

(a) Every person who counterfeits a prescription blank purporting to be an official prescription blank prepared and issued pursuant to Section 11161, or knowingly possesses more than three such counterfeited prescription blanks, shall be punished by imprisonment in the state prison or by imprisonment in the county jail...

(b) Every person who knowingly possesses three or fewer counterfeited prescription blanks purporting to be official prescription blanks prepared and issued pursuant to Section 11161, shall be guilty of a misdemeanor...

California Penal Code 2002:

Health & Safety § 11170:

No person shall prescribe, administer, or furnish a controlled substance for himself.

Don't Become a Casualty of the War on Drugs

While some may view drug use as a "victimless crime," the government views drug use as a direct contributor to violent crime. The federal government is leading a well funded war on drugs that measures its success by the number of arrests made and the size of drug busts. Drug charges are pursued very seriously at both the state and federal level.

The popularity of drugs leads many people to think of drug crimes as minor offenses. Do not underestimate the seriousness drug charges. Most states have minimum sentencing guidelines that include prison time for drug possessions, trafficking, distribution and manufacturing.

Even a simple marijuana possession charge can result in a criminal record that makes it very difficult to find employment. If the quantity is sufficient, you can even find yourself in prison.

A serious concern if you are facing drug charges is whether the federal government is involved. Even if the charge is originally handled by your state, it can easily be handed to federal authorities.

The federal government has an entire agency whose purpose is to obtain drug convictions. Federal agents are experts in using high pressure tactics to obtain confessions and negotiate plea bargains that can land you in prison. Federal convictions carry severe required prison sentences based on Federal Sentencing Guidelines. Furthermore, under federal law, you will be required to fulfill 85% to 90% of your sentencing time without the possibility of parole.

Serious Charges Require Serious Defense

At The Criminal Defense Group, we have created a special department to handle drug charges. It includes experienced defense attorneys who have worked as federal prosecutors and have inside knowledge of the federal and state criminal process.

Our willingness to fight drug charges regardless of the cost to us has generated phenomenal results for our clients. One of the keys to our success is the vast team of specialists we have at our disposal to fight overzealous prosecutors at all levels of the government.

If you have or someone you know may be facing drug crime charges, please do not hesitate to call us at (800) 209-4331 for a free, confidential initial consultation. Early intervention is critical to obtaining the best results.

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