Prescription fraud is generally known as illegally gaining prescription drugs to use or sell
Some ways prescription fraud can be committed include:
• Stealing a physician’s prescription pad and writing prescriptions for fake patients;
• Altering a physician’s prescription by increasing the quantity of the drug;
• Using a computer to create fake prescriptions
In California, Business & Professions Code section 4324 prohibit every person from signing the name of another, altering, or attempting to pass as genuine any prescription for any drugs. The law makes it a crime to write a false prescription or to be in possessions of drugs that were obtained by a false prescription. The prosecution treats this crime very seriously. As such, you will need an aggressive criminal defense attorney to advocate on your behalf.
Understand that if a person is accused of forging a prescription for medication an experienced criminal defense attorney may be able to negotiate with the prosecutor to approve drug diversion which could lead to dismissal of the charges. It is also possible to negotiate with the District Attorney to change a charge of Business and Professions Code Section 4324 to another charge which would allow the defendant to attend the Penal Code 1000 drug diversion program and earn a dismissal.
If you or someone you know has been accused of a crime, you will need an experienced Southern California defense attorney who will aggressively defend you to obtain the best possible result. At Wallin & Klarich, we have helped people accused of writing fake or false prescriptions and prescription fraud for over 30 years. Call us at (888) 764-2615. We will be there when you call.