Prescription Drug Crimes

Retain a Ventura Drug Crime Lawyer

The market for illegal prescription drug manufacturing is in great demand, and the usage of prescription drugs is becoming more and more prevalent. In fact, in California, prescription drug abuse is now being labeled an epidemic. The state has been passing laws to enforce stricter penalties against prescription drug fraud, including steep fines and time in the state penitentiary.

If you were accused of being involved in a prescription drug crime, you need to do everything in your power to clear your name. The Law Office of Christopher P. Welch has a vast wealth of experience defending all types of criminal and drug charges and may be able to help you build your case.

Types of Prescription Drug Crimes

The amount of drugs available to treat people's ailments is staggering, if not amazing. Unfortunately, some may go a step too far in obtaining these prescription drugs. For some, this represents a golden opportunity to take advantage of the demand. Some of the most popular prescription drugs like Adderall, Vicodin, Valium, Percocet and Oxycodone rule the drug crime world because of this demand. Unfortunately, when this happens, the likelihood of criminal activity increases.

  • There are a few of the most common prescription drug crimes:
  • Forging prescription drugs
  • Making false prescriptions
  • Drug trafficking
  • Doctor shipping
  • Legally attaining a prescription and selling it
  • Doctor shopping

Prescription drugs were meant to be decreed by a licensed medical professional. Sometimes people will "doctor shop," and go from one to the next to try and get as much medication as possible. What some may not realize is prescription dosages are rigid for a reason. The exact dosage and frequency are administered in order to treat whatever symptoms or ailments a person may be suffering. It is considered illegal to go beyond these orders. That is why prescription drug charges can be just as serious as any other drug crime charge.

Get Aggressive Protection for Your Rights

Attorney Christopher P. Welch is a Ventura drug crime attorney that has successfully assisted with 100 case dismissals through his years of aggressively criminal defense. It is easy to see why this has made him a renowned attorney that has earned a 9.5 rating on Avvo. The wisest choice you can make to combat your drug charge is to choose a lawyer like Attorney Christopher Welch.

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