Fort Lauderdale Prescription Drug Crimes Lawyer
Hager & Schwartz, P.A. represents Broward County individuals who have been accused of crimes involving prescription drugs. Our attorneys are former state prosecutors with more than 40 years of experience handling drug crimes cases. When you need a tough advocate on your side, you can count on our Fort Lauderdale drug crime lawyers to protect your rights.
Call 24/7 to get the help you need from an established criminal defense firm: (954) 840-8713.
What is Prescription Drug Fraud?
Prescription drugs are only legal when prescribed by a licensed medical professional, and only in the amounts specified in the prescription. Abusing or distributing prescription drugs, or even possessing drugs for which you don’t have a valid prescription, is a serious crime that is punishable by expensive fines, jail time, and more.
Commonly abused prescription drugs in Florida include:
- Amphetamine (Adderall)
- Alprazolam (Xanax)
- Diazepam (Valium)
- Hydrocodone (Lortab, Vicodin)
- Methadone (Palladone, Dialudid)
Examples of Prescription Drug Fraud Crimes
Whether you are a dealer, a doctor, or a person looking for pills, there are many ways to get into trouble for a prescription drug offense:
- Doctor shopping
- Operating or obtaining medication from a pill mill
- Supplying pills to an addicted person
- Possessing medication without a prescription
- Forging a prescription for a controlled medication
Prescription drug fraud is a nationwide problem, but Florida has become infamous for these types of crimes. In fact, “pill mills” are a serious concern throughout the state, in which medical clinics illegally prescribe or dispense medication to patients with no legitimate medical need. Law enforcement also arrests thousands of people each year for “doctor shopping,” in which a person visits several doctors to obtain multiple prescriptions for otherwise illegal drugs. In this way, addicted people and suppliers of addicted people attempt to mask their crime by obtaining medicine in what appears to be a legitimate way.
Call 24/7 to Speak with a Criminal Defense Lawyer in Broward County
Law enforcement officers spend a significant amount of time and resources investigating and prosecuting prescription fraud cases. If you have been accused of doctor shopping, operating a pill mill, or another crime related to the possession or sale of controlled substances, immediately seek the help of Hager & Schwartz, P.A. We can review your case and counsel you on what to do next. Don’t risk a conviction by attempting to handle your charges on your own – let us fight for you!
Turn to an advocate you can trust. Contact us today to request a free case evaluation.