Oklahoma sure does have a lot of problems lately. We’re running low on cash, it’s hotter than hades, and our poor schools could use some help. Another problem on the list most Oklahomans aren’t aware of is prescription drug fraud.
We rank at the top of the list when it comes to using prescription painkillers for a nonmedical purpose. To combat this rising tide, Oklahoma lawmakers have made several aggressive legislative moves. The most prominent being the Prescription Monitoring Program.
The program is designed to allow law enforcement and doctors to monitor who has been prescribed what and when that prescription was filled. Doctors are required to register any prescription that was filled and check the database before prescribing painkillers.
Prescription drug fraud in Oklahoma comes with a $10,000 fine and up to ten years in jail. Judges can award this sentence to anyone caught with unprescribed drugs as well as those attempting to get drugs with a fraudulent prescription. Meaning if you try to get drugs with a fake or forged prescription, but fail to do so, you can still get fined $10,000 and 10 years in jail.
If you have contact with a doctor with the sole purpose of getting drugs under false pretenses, doctor patient privilege does not apply.
This is a serious issue that affects thousands of our fellow Oklahomans every year. If you’ve been charged with prescription fraud, call an Oklahoma prescription drug fraud lawyer. At Jacquelyn Ford Law we treat prescription drug fraud cases differently than other firms.
Not only will we help take care of your legal problems, we’ll help find you a treatment program to attend during your trial. We want to do more than be your OKC attorney, we want to help you get your life back.