Along with all the common types of illegal substances, such as marijuana or narcotics, a person can also become addicted to prescription medications. There are many causes of such an addiction. A doctor could prescribe a dosage that is too high or prescribe the drug over too long of a period. Should a person become addicted to a prescription-only drug, things can become problematic once their prescription ends. Prescription fraud is a means of obtaining prescriptions illegally for addiction purposes.

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Prescription fraud comes in several forms. First of all, a doctor can be guilty of prescription fraud by writing a prescription for a patient for recreational use instead of medicinal purposes. This drug crime is also committed when a person falsifies information in order to obtain a prescription, or by forging a prescription in order to obtain the drugs. Penalties for these offenses are listed in the A.R.S. §13-3406. Illegal possession, use, manufacture or administration of a prescription drug is a class 1 misdemeanor and will result in a six-month prison sentence and a $1,000 fine. Possession for sale, distribution, transportation for sale, or importation of prescription drugs for sale or transfer is a class 6 felony and will incur a prison sentence of six months to 1.5 years and a $1,000 fine. Need an attorney for a prescription drug charge in Phoenix?

If you are at risk to receive any of these penalties it is crucial to seek aggressive legal representation!


Are you facing charges of prescription fraud? Take defensive action immediately by calling MayesTelles PLLC and consulting with a Phoenix drug crime defense attorney right away. A knowledgeable member of our legal team could review your situation and determine what legal options would be best for you.

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