Charged With Prescription Forgery? You Need A Strong Defense

Forging or Altering Prescriptions

Call a Proven Dallas Prescription Fraud Attorney Today

When a doctor signs a prescription, there's a chain of trust that occurs between parties to ensure that we, as patients, get the medication we need. We trust the doctor has given us an accurate prescription, the doctor trusts us to bring the prescription to a pharmacist and take the medication as directed, and the pharmacist trusts that the prescription that the patient hands them is legitimate. In order to illegally obtain prescriptions, some individuals break this chain of trust with prescriptions that have been unlawfully forged or altered.

If you have been accused of forging or altering prescriptions, it is advised that you seek legal counsel immediately. At the Law Office of G. Thayer Williamson, I have defended numerous clients facing drug crime allegations and consistently ensured that their rights were protected and that the best possible outcome was aggressively pursued.

Dismissals and reductions can be possible. Contact my firm today to request a free case evaluation and start exploring your legal options.

Consequences of Prescription Forgery

Texas Health and Safety Code § 483.045 describes the offense of forging or altering a prescription as submitting a prescription with altered information, a forged signature, or via phone while relaying false information to a pharmacist. Forging a prescription is a Class B misdemeanor.

A Class B misdemeanor in Texas can result in:

  • Up to 180 days in jail
  • Fines up to $2,000

If the court finds that the defendant as committed a repeat offense, this crime can be charged as a Class A misdemeanor, which carries heavier penalties. To learn more about your charges, your defense options, and how a knowledgeable and proven Dallas prescription fraud lawyer can help protect your interests, contact my firm today.

Take a proactive stance against your criminal charges and call my offices today at (214) 865-7530.