Many people are prescribed a limited amount of prescription painkillers following surgery or a medical procedure. Unfortunately, the number of refills is often insufficient or the patient becomes reliant on the medication. In America today, prescription drug fraud is one of the most prevalent narcotics crimes in our criminal law courts.
Prosecutors in Colorado Front Range jurisdictions are facing heavy pressure to pursue convictions for prescription drug fraud. As college students turn to prescription medication for recreational use or to help them remain alert for studying and class, the number of cases continues to rise.
Being addicted to painkillers is an illness that needs treatment – not a criminal offense. If you are facing prescription fraud charges because of doctor shopping to ease the pain of your addiction, there may be treatment program options available to help you get the help you need, while avoiding a conviction on your record.
If you or your minor-aged college student is facing a misdemeanor or felony charge for illegal possession of prescription medication or prescription drug fraud, talk to an attorney at The Moorhead Law Group. We are recognized among the Front Range region’s pre-eminent criminal defense law firms. Our attorney, David Moorhead, has handled hundreds of drug cases, including a significant number of cases involving prescription medications. We know the laws. We know the prosecutors’ strategies, and we know how to fight for options that will not include a conviction or heavy penalties.
Our office hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays, and we will make weekend and evening appointments by special arrangement. If you can’t come to us, we can make arrangements to come to you. Call us at 303-586-6907 or contact us by email to schedule a free initial consultation. Need immediate help after hours? Call us 24/7 to leave a message.