Prescription fraud is defined as the illegal acquisition of prescription drugs for personal use or profit, including theft of prescription medication by burglary, “backdoor pharmacies”, illegal importation of prescription medication, “doctor shopping”, and fraudulent misrepresentation to obtain a prescription from a doctor or a pharmacist, and is punishable under a variety of federal, state, and local statutes.
Prescription fraud is investigated by a number of federal agencies, including the Department of Justice, the Drug Enforcement Administration, and the Food and Drug Administration. Prescription fraud is a federal criminal offense punishable under the Controlled Substances Act and other federal statutes and is subject to serious penalties, including imprisonment of up to four (4) years (longer for a second or subsequent offense) and a fine of up to $250,000.00.
Given the high stakes involved, it is imperative that individuals facing prescription fraud charges choose an attorney with the knowledge and experience necessary to defend such a case. I have chosen to focus my practice on White Collar Crimes, including prescription fraud. I fight hard to enforce the rights of my clients, and I believe in the integrity of that fight.
Over the last 40 years, I have earned a successful track record in high stakes white collar matters and have argued before the United States Supreme Court as well as other federal courts throughout the country. If you have questions or concerns about a federal property crime matter, I invite you to contact me directly to discuss it at (212) 639-1600 or Patrick@MullinDefense.com. You will discuss your concerns with me personally—never an associate or a paralegal. In addition, you should know that your contact with me, and with my firm, is privileged under the law, regardless of whether or not you decide to retain my firm to represent you.