According to a recent report, a woman in the Milwaukee area was arrested after allegedly presenting a pharmacy with a fake prescription for the controlled substance Oxycodone. The woman is now facing a charge of attempting to obtain a controlled substance by fraud. This could result in a prison sentence of three years if she is convicted.
The woman allegedly told pharmacy staff members that she didn't remember where she got the prescription because she was in so much pain. They thought the prescription was fake because the DEA number on the prescription was one digit short and the signature of the prescribing physician was illegible. The allegation is something that should be taken very seriously. This could be considered both a drug crime and a white collar crime.
Many times people who face fraud charges might have a difficult time finding employment in the future. When a charge is also drug related, the person might find that there are additional consequences besides jail time. The woman in this case might suffer from an addiction. Jail time might do little to help a person solve the root of the problem that caused potentially unlawful activities.
An experienced criminal defense attorney can help a person work to clear their name of wrongdoing. They can help a person understand their rights and avoid answering incriminating statements. By forming a rigorous defense, a person can help defend their reputation.
Source: Patch, "No Oxycodone for You, Pharmacist Tells Woman with Fake Prescription," Joe Petrie, Oct. 1, 2012
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