Las Vegas Prescription Fraud Attorney

Las Vegas Fraud Lawyer

Obtaining prescription medicines illegally is a crime in Nevada. If you are facing criminal charges related to prescription fraud in Las Vegas, North Las Vegas or anywhere else in Clark County, it is in your best interests to get competent legal representation. At our firm, Las Vegas drug crimes attorney Phil Brown has extensive legal experience which can be applied to your defense. As a former Clark County Chief Deputy District Attorney for more than 14 years, he is well-versed in state and federal drug laws and is extremely familiar with the court systems which process these crimes in the greater Las Vegas area. The Brown Law Offices focuses primarily on criminal defense and offers personalized and responsive attention to all of your legal needs.

What constitutes prescription fraud?

If you procure a prescription medicine which is a controlled substance through misrepresentation, fraud, forgery, deception, or theft, you can be prosecuted. You can also be prosecuted for the attempt to obtain a prescription medicine fraudulently, whether or not a pharmacist fills your unauthorized prescription or not. Prescription fraud is done through changing a prescription written by your doctor, altering a prescription label, by phoning in fake prescriptions, and by impersonating medical personnel to order prescriptions. It is also done by "doctor shopping," in which you visit many different doctors in order to get more prescriptions.

To learn more, talk to a Las Vegas prescription fraud attorney!

The most commonly abused prescription drugs include Valium, Vicodin, Xanax, OxyContin, and Percocet, many of which are pain relievers which are addictive. If you are convicted of prescription fraud, you will generally be charged with a felony and face jail time, heavy fines, and court-ordered treatment for addiction. As in any criminal matter, it is in your best interests to have the Las Vegas drug crime lawyer in your corner as early as possible so that an effective legal defense can be developed to minimize the negative consequences you may be facing.

Contact a Las Vegas criminal attorney at our firm today if you have been charged with fraud.