Redwood City Prescription Fraud Lawyer
Bay Area Prescription Fraud
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 in doing so. 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 Bay Area prescription fraud attorney Shelley D. Dwyer to learn how she can help you.
Prescription Fraud Defense in Redwood City
Attorney Shelley D. Dwyer has more than three decades years of experience defending clients charged with drug crimes, including prescription fraud defense cases involving a vast array of drugs.
We have successfully defended clients in cases involving:
- Other prescription drugs
Our clients have forged signatures, obtained doctors’ prescription pads, 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?
Can You Go to Jail for Giving Someone Prescription Drugs?
You can go to jail for giving someone your prescription drug that is a highly controlled drug even if they are injured. It is unlikely that you will serve any jail time, you will more likely be given a misdemeanor on your criminal record. However, that misdemeanor is a permanent scar on your criminal record and one you must deal with the rest of your life for sharing a single pill. Remember, it is very important to not give away your medications – prescription or not – to a friend or family member. If you have a narcotic prescription, do not give it away when you no longer need it. Instead, dispose of it properly.
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 work to 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, Mrs. 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 Bay Area Prescription Fraud Attorney
If you have been accused of prescription drug crimes in the San Francisco Bay Area or anywhere in California, contact our law office today for aggressive and experienced representation.