Prescription Drug Crimes in Marietta
Defense Against Prescription Fraud, Possession, & Distribution
Illegal use of prescription drugs has become widespread in our state over the past decade. Police and prosecutors are even more highly motivated to convict those found guilty of prescription fraud, possession, distribution and other prescription drug crimes. If you are accused of any offense involving prescription drugs, it is in your best interest to immediately contact a skilled Marietta criminal defense attorney from Henrickson & Sereebutra.
Attorneys at the firm are trial lawyers that are experienced and professional in defending drug crimes, and in protecting the rights of those accused. They have over four decades of combined criminal defense experience to bring to the table to help you or your loved one in defending any prescription drug crime charge. Their record includes thousands of cases and numerous jury trials. The firm concentrates it's focus on defending criminal cases, and they are not involved in any other area of practice – strictly criminal defense.
Georgia Prescription Drug Laws
According to Georgia Code 16-13-78 (2012), the act of obtaining or attempting to obtain any drug that is considered dangerous through a deceitful manner (fraud, forgery, concealment of fact) is a crime punishable by a misdemeanor or a felony. Obtaining prescription medication in this manner can easily result in a prison sentence of up to one year.
Individuals who fraudulently obtain multiple prescriptions from doctors for the same or a similar prescription could face a serious felony charge. This is known as the act of "doctor shopping," and it could easily result in an 8-year prison sentence and $50,000 in fines. Illegally distributing pharmaceutical drugs is just as serious of a crime.