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Prescription Drug Fraud

Prescription Drug Fraud

Redwood City Prescription Drug Fraud Lawyer

There are many ways to obtain prescription drugs in amounts and varieties not authorized by a physician. People who feel a need for these drugs can be very creative. You need an attorney who also thinks outside the box to create the most effective defense for you.

At the Law Office of Shelley D. Dwyer, we take a creative approach to prescription drug crime defense cases. There may be many solid defense options available depending on the unique circumstances of your case. Contact a Redwood City prescription drug fraud attorney from our firm to learn how we can help you.

Prescription Fraud Defense

Attorney Shelley Dwyer has more than 20 years of experience defending clients charged with drug crimes, including prescription fraud defense cases involving:

  • OxyContin
  • Hydrocodone
  • Morphine
  • Opoids
  • Vicodin
  • Percocet
  • Other prescription drugs

Our clients have obtained doctors’ prescription pads, forged signatures, impersonated doctors, and gone to multiple doctors and emergency rooms to get duplicate prescriptions. In one case a patient’s husband called the pharmacy, pretending to be her doctor with a false prescription. Sadly, he was also charged along with her prescription drug fraud prosecution.

There may be several defense options available in a prescription drug crime case. Our firm will ask important questions that may help in your defense: Did you have a valid prescription? How much of the prescription drug did you possess? Is there evidence of the use of forgery, counterfeiting or misrepresentation to gain possession of the prescription drug?

Driving Under the Influence of Prescription Drugs

Depending on the medication and the amount, your driving can be affected just as much as if you had too much to drink. People are pulled over and charged with driving under the influence in these cases.

How do we defend these clients? Although breath tests cannot provide evidence of your impairment, results of a blood test can be used to show that you were under the influence. We test the samples ourselves, at an independent clinic. All kinds of mistakes can be made at police labs. They are over-worked, sometimes poorly organized, and once in a while even corrupt.

We present evidence that the dose found in the client’s system was merely therapeutic and legitimate. A prosecutor in these cases must convince a jury that you were not safe to drive, using some very technical medical evidence.

In driving-related cases in particular, Ms. Dwyer is an authority and a respected speaker. She has lectured on the subject of DUI charges and DMV regulations at numerous seminars and conventions. She is often consulted by peers and colleagues regarding drunk driving criminal defense.

Contact a San Mateo County Prescription Drug Crimes Attorney

If you have been accused of prescription drug crimes in the San Francisco Bay Area or anywhere in California, contact our law office