Prescription Drug Fraud in Arizona
Experienced Criminal Defense for Phoenix Prescription Drug Crimes
Law enforcement officials in Arizona are increasingly taking the possession and sale of illegally obtained prescription drugs more seriously. These charges are prosecuted as vigorously as charges involving marijuana and narcotics. Interestingly, most people arrested on prescription drug charges have never had serious trouble with the law before. These people need genuine help and assistance, not heavy-handed prosecution.
At The Baker Law Firm, LLC, we understand how addictive painkillers and other prescription drugs can be. We also understand how easy it can be for ordinary people to get caught up in prescription drug abuse. Our lawyers provide experienced criminal defense to people who have been charged with prescription drug fraud and other drug crimes in Arizona. Before you talk with the police, be sure to consult with an attorney about any investigation being conducted by the police with you being involved.
What to Expect After a Prescription Drug Arrest
Many cases of prescription drug fraud start out innocently. After a serious injury, surgery or illness, the doctor prescribes a painkiller, such as Vicodin, OxyContin or any number of other drugs. The patient becomes addicted, and after the initial prescription runs out, he or she uses forged prescriptions to get more drugs.
Unfortunately, forging or altering a prescription is a Class 4 felony in the state of Arizona. For those without a previous felony conviction, however, consequences can often be reduced with the assistance of an experienced lawyer. Many counties in Arizona allow people to complete a diversion program. Diversion stresses rehabilitation and treatment over punishment.
In every case, our lawyers will determine whether evidence against you was legally obtained and if your constitutional rights were upheld during all phases of the process. Our firm can answer any questions you have and help you move forward with your life.
Contact Our Firm for More Information
After being charged with prescription drug fraud, or if you are under investigation for a crime, it is in your best interest to contact an experienced attorney immediately. Call The Baker Law Firm, LLC, at 602-842-0359 to discuss your matter.