Orlando Prescription Fraud Defense Lawyer
Penalties For Prescription Drug Fraud
As set out in our "What is considered prescription fraud in Florida?" section, if the prescription fraud is just for medication not considered a controlled substance, a person faces misdemeanor charges. However, if the prescription fraud involves a controlled substance as defined in Chapter 893 of the Florida Statutes (and these are generally medications that are subject to abuse and therefore considered more dangerous) the penalties are generally felonies.
There are many variations on the prescription fraud statutes – it can be confusing, especially if you do have a legitimate prescription. If you or anyone you know is charged with any type of prescription fraud, contact the Law Offices of David P. Hill at 407-648-0006. You may also fill out the online form provided on this page and we will contact you back. Mr. Hill has been handling these types of matters for the past 28 years successfully. There are many types of defenses available to prescription fraud charges; also, there may be a drug abuse component to these cases, and often prosecutors and judges will be willing to forgo certain punishment if the person is willing to go through treatment.