Prescription Drug Fraud Attorneys in Georgia
Defending Clients in Atlanta & Throughout All of Georgia
If you are under investigation for prescription drug fraud, consult an Atlanta prescription drug fraud attorney. Possession or distribution of prescription drugs without authorization can cause serious penalties at the state and federal levels. At the law offices of Nick Lotito and Seth Kirschenbaum, our prescription drug fraud lawyers will help defend you against prescription drug fraud charges. We are former prosecutors who are prepared to fight for a dismissal, negotiate for pretrial diversion, or seek to mitigate the charges. Contact our law firm today!
How Long is a Prescription Valid in Georgia?
In Georgia, prescription drugs shall not be filled or refilled more than six months after the date on which such prescription was issued or be refilled more than five times. So, prescription drugs are valid for 6 months.
Can a Pharmacist Refuse to Fill a Prescription in Georgia?
Pharmacists can refuse to fill or refill prescriptions based on his/her professional judgment or ethical or moral beliefs. This Law, enacted in 2001, does not require the refusing individual to provide notification or referrals for patients seeking prescription services.
Is it Illegal to Carry Prescription Drugs Without the Bottle in Georgia?
In Georgia, it is illegal to carry prescription drugs in any container other than the original prescription bottle. That means if you carry your medication in a pillbox, you could be charged with possession of illegal prescriptions. Drug Possession charges can turn into additional criminal charges such as theft, forgery and prescription fraud charges. After finding illegal prescription drugs, police officers often begin examining how they were acquired — whether through theft, via stolen prescription pads or by visiting numerous doctors to obtain multiple prescriptions.
TYPES OF PRESCRIPTION FRAUD CHARGES
Both of our attorneys have 30+ years of experience in the criminal justice system. Our background includes defending clients accused of drug crimes, including prescription drug-related charges.
Some examples of prescription fraud charges we can handle include:
- Forging a Prescription
- Stolen Prescription Pads
- Possession without a Prescription
- Possession with Intent to Distribute
- Illegal Distribution Or Trafficking
We can conduct a thorough investigation, while sifting through the evidence. We can mount a strong defense against allegations involving doctor shopping and related offenses. We can also help take the most effective actions. In some cases, our early intervention has prevented charges from being filed.
Defending Medical Professionals
We help physicians, pharmacists, veterinarians, nurses, and professionals facing investigations of prescription and other drug charges. We develop effective defense strategies for professionals accused of prescription drug and controlled substance offenses, as well as receiving kickbacks or prescribing drugs to clients without a valid medical reason. We aggressively fight criminal charges, while helping preserve their licenses.
Seeking Diversionary Measures
At the law offices of Nicholas Lotito and Seth Kirschenbaum, we consult drug addiction and other specialists to mitigate our clients' prescription and other drug addictions. When appropriate, we seek to avoid jail time in exchange for participation in a drug rehabilitation program. First-time offenders who successfully undergo a rehabilitation program are often able to avoid a criminal conviction.
To speak with a prescription fraud lawyer in Georgia about your prescription drug fraud allegations, contact us onlineor call (404) 471-3177. We offer free initial consultations and accepted credit cards for your convenience.