Legal Representation for those accused of Prescription fraud Drug Charges in DuPage County
An addiction to prescription medication all too often leads to theft, forgery and other desperate measures, and sooner or later the attention of law enforcement. Pharmacists and physicians who feed the addiction — often unwittingly — can also get caught up in the criminal investigation.
Prescription fraud is a serious felony offense. If you or a family member has been charged with prescription drug offenses, the attorneys of Michael T. Norris, Ltd. and John W. Callahan, Ltd., know how to fight the charges. We will do everything possible to avoid prison, a criminal record and the collateral consequences for driving privileges or professional licenses.
Call us at 1-877-335-6693 today to speak with a lawyer who can aggressively counter prescription fraud charges. Our phones are answered day and night.
Aggressive Prescription Fraud Defense Lawyers
Prescription fraud or attempted prescription fraud can be charged under many scenarios:
- Stealing scrip pads and forging a physician's name
- Altering a valid prescription to obtain more pills
- Filling the same prescription at multiple pharmacies
- "Doctor shopping" with phony ailments
- Obtaining a prescription on behalf of someone else
Doctors and pharmacists can also be charged with fraud for writing excessive or phony prescriptions, overfilling prescriptions, prescribing drugs without seeing patients, or dealing prescription narcotics "out the back door."
A conviction for prescription fraud carries a prison term of up to five years. Our attorneys are skilled at picking apart the prosecution's case to get charges dismissed or evidence suppressed. What was the basis for the arrest, sting or search warrant? Can they prove criminal intent? Were any drugs actually obtained? Was the doctor or pharmacist innocently sucked into an addict's scheme?
If you are accused of forged or fake prescriptions or dealing in prescription narcotics, our team will take immediate action to protect your rights. We represent the accused in DuPage County, Kane County, and the surrounding parts of Illinois. Call 1-877-335-6693 or contact us online for a free consultation. Serving Naperville, Addison, Wheaton, Oak Brook, Elmhurst, Carol Stream, Downers Grove, and all of DuPage County.