Forged Prescription Defense Attorneys
In the states of Pennsylvania and New Jersey drug use is prevalent as narcotics are readily available to anyone and everyone. No longer are narcotics crimes based around street or recreational drugs such as marijuana, cocaine or methamphetamines. Drugs, medications and pharmaceuticals typically used for medicinal purposes are now very commonly seen in drug crimes of all types. With the advent of the internet and other types of technology the rate of possessing forged prescriptions or forging prescriptions has become increasingly common. Possessing a forged prescription or a stolen prescription pad is a crime that can have serious consequences.
If you, your child or a loved one have been charged with forging prescriptions or possessing manufactured prescription pads it may make sense to consult with a skilled Philadelphia drug crime defense attorney handling forged prescription cases in PA & NJ.
What Is A Forged Prescription?
Forging a prescription or possessing a forged prescription is a crime in Pennsylvania as well as New Jersey. Forging a prescription is defined as illegally acquiring pharmaceuticals for either personal use of for profit. Personal use means that you intend to ingest the medication or compounds for the effect, usually with intoxication being the goal. Acquiring them for profit means you intend to sell or distribute them which is a much more serious crime with much more severe consequences. There are several ways to forge a prescription such as blatantly writing your own prescription on a blank pad and increasing quantity on an otherwise legitimate prescription. A skilled Illegal Prescription Defense Attorney can help you if you have been charged with forging a prescription.
Commonly Forged Prescription Medications
Ambien, Lunesta and other hypnotics, sedatives and sleeping pills
Anti-anxiety medications such as Xanax, Valium and other benzodiazepines (benzo’s)
Muscle relaxers such as cyclybenzaprine aka Flexeril
Opioids and opiate based pain medications of all types
Painkillers including Fentanyl, Morphine, Norco’s, Percocet & Vicodin
In addition to the drug crime and drug possession charges you may also be facing charges such as identity theft, theft, receiving stolen property and fraud charges. All of these can add up to a ruined life, jail or prison sentence. It is not advisable that you attempt to represent yourself, use a public defender or ignore the charges thinking they will go away. Not appearing for court will only result in a bench warrant being issued for your arrest and make your bad situation worse. Let our New Jersey drug crime attorneys help you.
Contact A Philadelphia Defense Lawyer Handling Forged Prescriptions
A drug crime conviction can hurt you now and continue to haunt you later in life. It can severely impact your ability to get a job and hinder your ability to further your academic standing among other things. If you have been charged with forging a prescription or possessing a forged prescription contact our NJ and PA Narcotics Crime Defense Lawyers.
With an office in Center City they serve the Philadelphia, Atlantic City, Bristol, Camden, Cherry Hill, Chester, Doylestown, Media, Mt. Laurel, Norristown, Pottstown, Runnemede, Salem, Upper Darby, Vineland and Woodbury areas.