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Prescription Fraud

Denver Prescription Fraud Lawyer

Obtaining prescription medications in a fraudulent manner is a serious crime, punishable by possible prison time, large fines, and may also affect your freedom, your career, your reputation, and life. Prescription fraud does not merely include forging a prescription; there are many other actions that constitute prescription fraud in Colorado.

Colorado Prescription Drug Laws

According to Colorado law, the following are considered prescription drug fraud:

  • Possessing Prescription Drugs Without a Valid Prescription
  • Refilling a Prescription after its Expiration Date
  • Meeting With Multiple Doctors to Obtain Prescriptions for the Same Drug
  • Buying Prescription Drugs from a Friend, Family Member, or Dealer
  • Altering a Prescription by Changing The Numbers For The Dose or Number of Available Refills
  • Filing False Police Reports Stating That Prescriptions Were Stolen

It is a crime to obtain a prescription by fraud or deceit. Colorado Revised Statute (C.R.S) 18-18-415 states:
“No person shall obtain a controlled substance or procure the administration of a controlled substance by fraud, deceit, misrepresentation, or subterfuge; or by the forgery or alteration of an order; or by the concealment of a material fact; or by the use of a false name or the giving of a false address.”

Growing Problem with Prescription Drug Addiction

Due to the recent escalation in addiction to prescription drugs such Percocet, Vicodin, OxyContin, Xanax and Valium; pharmacists have become well trained to detect the numerous signs of prescription drug fraud. For example, pharmacists may look at the dosages or quantities requested to see if it is consistent with typically prescriptions for that medication. If a patient repeatedly tries to get prescriptions filled before they are due, that sets off a red flag to the pharmacist that the patient is taking too many pills or that he or she may be selling the drug.

If a prescription drug charge stems from abuse, some courts may require the offender to enter a treatment program and submit to random drug tests for an indeterminate period of time. First time offenders are sometimes offered this option instead of being sentenced to jail time.

An experienced Colorado prescription fraud attorney like Gregory Mitchell of The Mitchell Law Firm has handled many drug cases and will try to get the charges dropped or reduced or will work with the prosecution to get you the help you need if you are addicted to prescription medication.

If you have been charged with prescription drug fraud in Colorado, please contact Greg Mitchell as soon as possible to schedule an initial consultation. The sooner we get started on your case, the better your chances are for a favorable outcome. We have offices in Denver, Littleton, Colorado Springs, Fort Collins, Greeley, and Grand Lake, so don’t delay!

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The Mitchell Law Firm will represent Defendants for felony or misdemeanor cases in Federal Court, State District, or County Courts, Municipal or City Offenses, and DMV Administrative hearings. In addition, Gregory Scott Mitchell and The Mitchell Law Firm can represent clients for Civil Restraining Orders, Dependency and Neglect cases, and Sealing Criminal Records.

If you need a Colorado Criminal Defense attorney with experience and a professional, no-nonsense approach, call us now, 24-hours a day, 7 days a week for an immediate appointment. You will be connected directly with attorney Gregory Scott Mitchell for a FREE consultation.