Most people have never heard of the term "doctor shopping," which is a drug crime committed by those who are addicted to prescription medications. Some of the more common addictive medications include Vicodin, OxyContin (oxycodone), Xanax and Valium. In some situations, the prescribed amount of a drug may eventually become insufficient to satisfy an addict's cravings. As a result, they may decide to visit more than one physician, but tell each doctor that they are seeing no one else. This way, they can receive multiple prescriptions for the same drug in order to satisfy their addiction.

Along with doctor shopping, a prescription drug addict may begin falsifying information about their condition so that their prescription is not canceled. Even after their health has improved, addicts may lie about their condition in order to continue receiving prescriptions. This is known as prescription fraud and is often coupled with doctor shopping. These offenses are listed in the A.R.S. §13-3406 as class 1 misdemeanors and could incur a 6-month prison sentence and a $1,000 fine. Need a lawyer for a doctor shopping charge in Phoenix? Consult with a drug crime lawyer from our firm.


If you have been arrested for doctor shopping, the first and most important step you must take is to hire a Phoenix drug crime attorney. Once you have their counsel and representation, your chances of having our charged reduces or dismissed will be significantly higher. Facing a Phoenix drug charge?

To find out if you have a case, consult with an attorney from MayesTelles PLLC for free by calling our offices at your earliest convenience. We could provide the representation that you need.


Searching for an attorney for a drug charge in Phoenix? You need to team up with the best drug lawyer in Phoenix. At MayesTelles PLLC, we could provide well-rounded defense for your case. Attorney J. Blake Mayes has handled trial cases all over the state of Arizona and could skillfully defend you from false charges. Also, Attorney David V. Telles has experience as a former county prosecutor, giving him insight into the strategies of your opponent. Find out how our legal team could aggressively and thoroughly defend you and protect you from a wrongful conviction by completing our online case evaluation or by calling our firm for a consultation.

Our Phoenix doctor shopping lawyers will gladly review your case for free and let you know what options are available to you.

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