The illegal possession and trafficking of prescription drugs, typically through forgery or fraud, has become more aggressively prosecuted over the past several years in Utah and throughout the United States. Prescription drug fraud is an offense that carries hefty fines and lengthy prison sentences with it. Even a very small amount of prescription medication can significantly impact your life. At Utah Freedom Fighters in Salt Lake City, we have seen how law-abiding citizens can get addicted to legitimately prescribed painkillers and other drugs, which leads to prescription fraud/abuse. If you or a loved one has been charged with a crime involving prescription drugs, or if you are under investigation for such an offense, speak with an experienced lawyer as soon as possible about your defense.
Prescription fraud is said to have happened when forgery, misrepresentation or counterfeiting is used to procure prescription drugs. This includes OxyContin, Valium, Vicodin, Prozac and a number of other drugs, many of which are painkillers or anti-depressants. This fraud may be done for personal use, or to distribute and sell to others. Usually, this fraud is done by altering or creating fake or counterfeit blank prescription slips. Unfortunately, the label that comes with a prescription drug conviction can devastate a person’s life. Although the person is often addicted to the drug, penalties can be just as harsh. We will fight to preserve your rights if you have been accused of a prescription drug crime.