Delaware Drug Crime Lawyer
Narcotics and street drugs are readily available to anyone and everyone who is looking for them. Narcotics crimes no longer revolve around the street or recreational drugs such as marijuana, cocaine or methamphetamine. Narcotics and medications typically used for medicinal purposes are now as common in drug crimes as marijuana or cocaine. Many of these medications are obtained in the home.
With the advent of the internet as well as other types of technology possessing forged prescriptions or forging prescriptions is much more common than a decade ago. If you are not a doctor being in possession of a forged prescription or prescription pad is a crime that can have serious legal penalties in the state of Delaware.
If you, your child, a loved one or family member have been charged with forging prescriptions or possessing manufactured prescription pads it may make sense to consult with a skilled Sussex County Delaware Drug Crime Defense Attorney. Call the Law Offices of Murray, Phillips & Gay at 302-855-9300 or 302-697-2499. Or, email Dover Delaware Drug Charge Defense Attorneys Julianne E. Murray and Ronald D. Phillips, Jr. by clicking here.
What Is A Forged Prescription?
Possessing a forged prescription, or forging a prescription is a crime in the state of Delaware. By definition, forging a prescription is illegally acquiring or receiving pharmaceuticals for either personal use and/or profit. Personal use means that you intend to ingest the medication or compounds for the effect. The desired effect is usually getting high or intoxicated. Even if you have a pain that the pill or medication relieves it is still a crime to take the medication without a legitimate prescription.
Acquiring them for profit means you plan to sell or distribute them which is a very serious crime. There are numerous ways to forge a prescription such as blatantly writing your own prescription on a blank pad and or increasing quantity on an otherwise authentic prescription. A qualified Delaware Illegal Prescription Defense Attorney can help you if you have been accused of forging a prescription.
Commonly Forged Prescription Medications
- Anti-anxiety Medications (Xanax, Valium)
- Painkillers (Percocet, Vicodin, Norco)
- Anti-emetic medications (Phenergan)
- ADD And ADHD Medication (Aderal)
- Hypnotics (Ambien, Lunesta)
- Muscle Relaxers (Flexeril)
Delaware Illegal Possession Of Prescription Pad Laws
§ 841C. Possession or theft of a prescription form or a pad.
(a) A person in possession of a blank prescription form or pad who is not a practitioner as defined in this section shall be guilty of a class G felony. “Possession” in addition to its ordinary meaning, includes located on or about the defendant’s person, premises, belongings, vehicle or otherwise within the defendant’s reasonable control.
(b) A person is guilty of theft of a blank prescription form or pad when the person is not a practitioner as defined in this section and takes, exercises control over, obtains or receives, produces or reproduces any facsimile or counterfeit version of, or transfers, uses, gives, or sells any copies, facsimiles or counterfeit versions, a prescription form or pad of a practitioner with the intent to deprive the practitioner of the use thereof or to facilitate the commission of drug diversion.
(1) A “practitioner” means:
a. A physician, dentist, veterinarian, scientific investigator or other person licensed, registered or otherwise permitted to distribute, dispense, conduct research with respect to or to administer a controlled or noncontrolled substance in the course of professional practice or research in this State.
b. A pharmacy, hospital or other institution licensed, registered, or otherwise permitted to distribute, dispense, conduct research with respect to or to administer a controlled or noncontrolled substance in the course of professional practice or research in this State.
(2) Theft of a blank prescription form or pad is a class F felony.
How A Delaware Drug Crime Lawyer Can Help You
If you are caught with a forged prescription you can be charged with a felony. If convicted you will face administrative fees, court costs, fines, attorneys fees and possibly face jail time. Depending on your criminal history you may also be on formal or informal probation. While it is difficult to get your case dismissed working with an attorney can help ensure that you obtain the most favorable outcome possible. You can also rest assured that your rights, liberties, and reputation will be protected.
Contact A Georgetown, Delaware Forged Prescription Defense Lawyer
A drug crime conviction will hurt you now and continue to haunt you for years to come. Being convicted of a drug crime can severely impact your ability to get a job and hinder your ability to further your academic standing among other things.
If you have been charged with forging a prescription or possessing a forged prescription contact a Dover, Delaware Narcotics Crime Defense Lawyer. Call the Law Offices of Murray, Phillips & Gay at 302-855-9300. Or, email Dewey Beach Narcotics Charge Defense Lawyers Ms. Murray & Mr. Phillips by clicking here.
The Law Offices of Murray, Phillips & Gay serves those accused of crimes throughout all of lower Delaware including areas such as: Dover, Milford, Millsboro, Milton, Lewes, Rehoboth Beach, Dewey Beach, Bethany Beach, Fenwick Island, Ocean View, Laurel, Seaford, Delmar and Frankford.