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Prescription Drug Fraud

Prescription Drug Fraud in California

Abuse of prescription drugs is a serious problem in the United States. Fraudulently obtaining a prescription is a criminal offense. Doctors can lose their licenses and potentially face jail time if they participate in prescription drug fraud.

The most common types of prescription drug fraud involve altering existing prescriptions to increase the amount of pills dispensed, and forging prescriptions. Medical privacy regulations are a challenge for law enforcement, particularly if legitimate prescriptions are being filled at numerous pharmacies.

The experienced DUI and Criminal Defense Attorneys at HOFFMAN AND ASSOCIATES understand that those accused of prescription drug fraud may be facing addiction. Whether the drug involved is Vicodin, Ambien, Oxycontin or another opiate, our goal is always to minimize the charges and fight for your rights. We have successfully obtained court orders for our clients that allow them to seek appropriate treatment for prescription drug addiction.

Defining Prescription Drug Fraud

Our knowledgeable defense attorneys aggressively protect the rights of those accused of these and other forms of prescription drug fraud:

  • Altering a physician's prescription
  • Stealing a prescription pad and writing fraudulent prescriptions
  • Selling prescription drugs for profit
  • Forging a prescription

It may be possible for first time offenders of prescription drug fraud to have the charges reduced or eliminated. Only a qualified DUI and Criminal Defense Attorney will know how to handle such a situation and negotiate with the prosecutor.

If you have been accused of prescription drug fraud, the lawyers at HOFFMAN AND ASSOCIATES will work in your best interest and can advise you on possible steps you can take to demonstrate your good character. Taking proactive and responsible steps, such as entering a treatment or rehabilitation program, before going to court assist us in presenting you to the court in the best light possible.

DUI and Criminal Defense Attorneys You Can Count On

The criminal defense lawyers at Hoffman & Associates have over 30 years of experience in the criminal justice system and can aggressively represent you in negotiations or in court. Our skilled criminal defense lawyers regularly appear in courts throughout California, including the Los Angeles basin, Orange County, and San Diego County.

Our priority is to achieve the best possible outcome for our clients and protect their good record. We are happy to schedule a time for you to learn more about your options and legal rights. Please contact HOFFMAN AND ASSOCIATES for a phone or office consultation and put our decades of experience to work for you.