Virginia Beach Prescription Fraud Lawyer
Defense That You Can Trust
Few people know that prescription fraud involves felony charges. If you are charged with possessing or using unauthorized prescription medicines through fraudulent means, your life, career, and future may be seriously impacted. Getting experienced legal representation in this matter should be your first priority.
If you are facing prescription fraud charges in or around Virginia Beach or Hampton Roads, you can turn to a criminal defense lawyer with a decade of solid experience at the Law Office of Shawn M. Cline, P.C. Attorney Cline and his legal team know the laws, the local court systems, and how to thoroughly investigate your case, build a strong defense, and work diligently to help minimize the legal consequences of such a serious charge.
Prescription Fraud Laws in Virginia
Under Virginia law, it is illegal to obtain drugs and medicines by:
- forgery or alteration of a prescription
- by the concealment of a material fact
- by giving a false name or address.
This includes representing oneself as a doctor, dentist, pharmacist, veterinarian, manufacturer, or wholesaler of prescription drugs. Anyone who is found to be guilty of this type of fraud will be charged with a Class 6 felony carrying penalties of up to five years in a Virginia prison. Prescription drug fraud may be charged against individuals as well as medical professionals or employees who engage in the above behavior whether for personal use or for intended sale to others.
Altering written prescriptions, stealing prescription pads, forging phony prescriptions, claiming to be validly ordering prescription medicines from a drug manufacturer or wholesaler, and doctor shopping all qualify as prescription fraud activities. Due to the severity of penalties stemming from a prescription fraud conviction, you will need a seasoned attorney to review all of the evidence against you, investigate the situation thoroughly, and create the best possible defense. The sooner you enlist the services of our firm, the sooner we can begin a thorough review and investigation into the facts and circumstances so as to get your defense underway.
Our firm is devoted to providing top notch legal representation to every client. We know how seriously your life can be compromised through a prescription fraud charge. Don't wait to get the help you need. Contact us for a free case review today and learn what can be done in your defense.