Bradenton Doctor Shopping Lawyer

There are many cases in which receiving prescriptions for drugs from more than one doctor is perfectly legitimate. When people are suspected of doctor shopping or charged with prescription drug fraud, they often have legitimate reasons such as losing their original prescription, damaged pills or forgetting to inform each doctor they have seen of all the prescriptions they have.

However, the widespread misuse and abuse of prescription drugs such as OxyContin, Xanax, Valium, Percocet and others has forced law enforcement officers to crack down hard on people suspected to be abusing the system and taking advantage of doctors.

Doctors are trained to relieve pain and suffering, but they are not trained to be detectives. If you are suspected of doctor shopping, you may be reported to the police quickly.

If you or a loved one has been charged with prescription drug fraud, call me immediately. I am D. Scott Rieth, and I can take action right away to defend your case.

Contact me at 941-404-4192 or 888-352-3179 toll free in Bradenton, Florida. I offer free initial consultations, and I am responsive 24/7.

Prescription Drug Fraud Defense

If you have been arrested on suspicion of doctor shopping, you will likely be charged with fraud. You may also be charged a drug crime like intent to sell or trafficking, depending on the amount of pain pills or other drugs in your possession. Law enforcement is concerned about the illegal activities of drug theft, fraud and trafficking, as well as the health of people that may be addicted to or abusing prescription drugs. Reducing the charges against you may involve commitment to a drug treatment program or probation, which may include regular drug monitoring.

I work closely with each of my clients to understand the full weight of circumstances he or she is dealing with. Even if you have, in fact, been doctor shopping, you have defense options that I can help you take advantage of. Entering a treatment program and performing community service may help you avoid jail time and expensive fines.

The Penalties Are Serious

Just possessing prescription drugs fraudulently can put you face-to-face with the following consequences:

  • Up to five years in prison
  • Up to a $5,000 fine
  • Up to five years probation

You don't want to face the penalties without a lawyer. The penalties for drug trafficking are even worse. If you have been charged for any drug crime, I can help you today. As a former state prosecutor, I am very familiar with the judicial system and the tactics of law enforcement. I will challenge the evidence against you following a complete, independent investigation of the facts, and I will fight to protect your rights.

Call A Prescription Drug Defense Attorney Today

Contact me today to schedule a free and confidential initial consultation at 941-404-4192 or 888-352-3179 toll free.