Drug use is very common in the Las Vegas area as narcotics are readily available to anyone and everyone. No longer do most narcotics arrests revolve around street or recreational drugs such as marijuana, cocaine or methamphetamine. Drugs, medications and pharmaceuticals typically used for medicinal purposes are now very commonly seen in drug crimes of all types. With the advent of the internet and other types of technology the rate of possessing forged prescriptions or forging prescriptions has become increasingly common. Possessing a forged prescription or prescription pad is a crime in Nevada that can have serious consequences.
What Is A Forged Prescription?
Forging a prescription or possessing a forged prescription is a crime. Forging a prescription is defined as illegally acquiring pharmaceuticals for either personal use of for profit. Personal use means that you intend to ingest the medication or compounds for the effect, usually with inebriation being the goal. Acquiring them for profit means you intend to sell or distribute them which is a much more serious crime with much more severe consequences. There are several ways to forge a prescription such as blatantly writing your own prescription on a blank pad and increasing quantity on an otherwise legitimate prescription. A skilled Las Vegas Illegal Prescription Defense Attorney can help you if you have been charged with forging a prescription.
Commonly Forged Prescriptions
Painkillers (Percocet, Vicodin)
Muscle Relaxers (Flexeril, Robaxin)
Penalties For Forging Prescriptions In Nevada
All drug crimes are serious in the eyes of the Nevada legal system. Forging, or altering, prescriptions are no different. If convicted, you may face heavy fines, possible jail time and or house arrest and a possible felony on your record. With so much at stake your situation warrants the aid of an experienced Las VegasCriminal Defense Attorney.
How A Las Vegas Forged Prescription Defense Lawyer Can Help
A drug crime conviction can hurt you now and continue to haunt you later in life. It 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 Las Vegas Narcotics Crime Defense Lawyer. Call The Law Office of Gabriel L. Grasso at (702) 868-8866 . You can also email the firm here.
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