Many people who are charged with using a forged prescription to obtain drugs have never been in trouble with the law before. They simply became dependent on a drug that was legally prescribed to them. After the prescription ran out, they obtained the drug by other means.
At the Law Office of Rob McKinney in Nashville, we have defended people charged with prescription drug crimes since 1994. If you or a family member has been arrested on charges of obtaining a drug using a forged prescription, turn to us for experienced counsel and advice.
We offer a free initial consultation to discuss your options. Call us today at 615-686-2115.
Penalty For Forging A Prescription In Tennessee
The mostly commonly forged prescriptions are for opiate-based drugs such as OxyContin, Percocet and Vicodin. Even if a drug can be legally prescribed by a physician, you can be charged with a felony for attempting to obtain the drug without a valid prescription. Illegal ways to obtain a prescription drug include:
- Acquiring the drug from a person with a valid prescription
- Forging a doctor's signature on a physician's drug pad
- Creating a counterfeit prescription
- Doctor shopping
If this is the first time you have had to deal with the criminal justice system, you may be tempted to plead guilty just to put the case behind you. Unfortunately, if you plead guilty, you will be tagged a criminal record that will affect you for the rest of your life.
Attorney Rob McKinney will keep the focus of your case on treatment for drug addiction rather than punishment. We are experienced in defending nurses and other medical professionals who have been arrested for using forged prescriptions to obtain drugs.
Defense Of Prescription Drug Charges In Tennessee
For more information about prescription fraud defense in Nashville, contact lawyer Rob McKinney. To arrange a free initial consultation, please contact us online, or call 615-686-2115.