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Los Angeles Prescription Fraud Charge Attorneys

Defense for Violation of Health and Safety Code 11368 HS

It is not just illegal street drugs that are getting people in trouble with the law anymore. Some may claim that America's dependence on prescription drugs has reached epidemic proportions. As a result, those addicted to narcotic pain pills, benzodiazepams and other narcotics available by prescription are using other means to obtain the drugs. There are numerous prescription fraud laws designed to stop "pill seekers" from getting pills without a lawful prescription. Both state and Federal government are cracking down on these crimes.

If you are accused or suspected of Prescription Fraud, call us at (800) 458-1488 immediately!

It is illegal for a person to counterfeit a prescription blank purporting to be an official prescription blank. With certain exceptions, no person other than a physician, dentist, podiatrist, veterinarian, or pharmacist acting within the scope of an authorized project shall write or issue a prescription. It is also illegal for a person to prescribe, administer or furnish a controlled substance for himself.

Ramifications of Drug Charges

Since the advent of the "war on drugs" in the 1980's, the government at all levels has aggressively pursued drug convictions. Drug crimes are considered "gateway crimes" that can eventually lead to other types of crimes including white collar, violent and sexual crimes. Big drug busts mean big publicity for prosecutors and politicians.

Citizens who may be in involved in the possession or distribution of drugs are favorite targets of prosecutors because drug convictions tend to be easier to get than other types of crimes. The prevalence of drug use leads many people to assume drug charges are minor, "victimless" crimes.

On the contrary, drug crimes have among the most aggressive sentencing guidelines in the criminal justice system. Even minor possession charges can result in a criminal record, loss of your drivers' license and difficulty in keeping or getting jobs. Convictions on possession of controlled substances or on selling or trafficking drugs can result in long prison times with mandatory sentencing guidelines. This is why drug charges must be fought with extremely skilled and vigorous defense.

Our Los Angeles Defense Lawyers Can Help!

The most common approach to drug crimes defense is to get the charges dismissed or substantially reduced without a trial. Pre trial defense strategies usually center around the suppression or handling of evidence. This requires more than just knowledge of the law. It requires specific experience in drug related defense strategies backed by forensic experts who can conduct the research necessary for a successful defense.

Unlike many other types of crimes, drug charges can result in federal prosecution. The federal government has an entire agency dedicated solely to pursuing drug convictions. It is critical that you determine whether you are facing federal charges or under federal investigation. Even a charge made by your state can later be handed to the federal government. If so, you need a Los Angeles criminal defense attorney experienced in the Federal Court System.

We have a long track record of dramatic results in drug cases. Our defense strategies and our cadre of experienced drug trial attorneys at both the state and federal level have saved our clients years of prison time.

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