Prescription Drug Crimes in Murfreesboro
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“Controlled substances” includes any drug or substance which
has its sale restricted in some way shape or form. This includes prescription
drugs, which are illegal to purchase unless you have a recommendation
and permission from your doctor, known as a “prescription.”
The prescription system isn’t perfect, however, and Tennessee has
outlawed a number of different actions to protect people from fraud and
addiction that some of these substances can lead to.
The state of Tennessee and the federal government both take accusations
of prescription drug fraud extremely seriously and have penalize these
actions with heavy criminal consequences. If you are facing charges of
a prescription crime, contact a Murfreesboro drug crimes attorney for
assistance as soon as possible.
Crain & Flatt Attorneys at Law has fought to defend the rights of those facing
drug charges, including prescription drug crimes. We’re dedicated to providing
each of our clients with reliable and proven counsel that effectively
pursues their best interests while keeping their needs at the forefront
of our strategic decisions.
Call Crain & Flatt Attorneys at Law today at (888) 988-5578 to request a
free case review!
Types of Prescription Drug Crimes
Many prescription drugs can do wonders for helping us alleviate pain, improve
our quality of life, and regain our health. However, some have also come
with side effects, including addiction. Combined with surging costs of
some of these drugs due to the high cost to develop and produce them,
prescription drug crimes have become a serious issue.
Today, there are several different types of prescription drug crimes, including:
Unauthorized possession of prescription drugs: possessing a controlled substance without authorization, either from a
doctor or from a regulating body, is against the law, even if you have
no intent on using it.
Unauthorized distribution of prescription drugs: Buying or selling prescription drugs without authorization is against
the law, including buying drugs online or through a “pill mill.”
Prescription fraud: Forging a prescription either by misrepresenting yourself as a doctor,
“doctor shopping” to find one who will give you the prescription
you’re seeking, or using computers to make a fake prescription is
against the law and could lead to penalties.
Most prescription drug crimes can vary in their penalties, depending on
how many drugs were acquired illegally, your intent with them, and more.
In small cases, your charges could be a misdemeanor, but in serious cases,
it’s also not uncommon to have to face felony charges.
If you’re facing prescription drug charges,
contact Crain & Flatt Attorneys at Lawonline now to get started building your defense!