Prescription Forgery Defense Lawyers in Nashville
Prescription Fraud & Forging Prescriptions
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.
May McKinney has a long and impressive track record defending people charged with prescription drug crimes. We have almost 80 years of collective legal experience and work as a team to resolve our clients’ cases in their best interests. 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 confidential consultation to discuss your options. Call us today at (615) 265-6383.
Penalty for Forging a Prescription in Tennessee
The most 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 who has a valid prescription
- Forging a doctor's signature on a physician's drug pad
- Creating a counterfeit prescription
- Doctor shopping
Experienced Prescription Drug Defense in Nashville, Brentwood, Franklin & Mount Juliet
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.
When you work with May McKinney, we 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.
For more information about prescription fraud defense in Nashville, contact our lawyers. We are standing by to see how we can assist you.
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