Tampa Doctor Shopping Attorney
Defense for Doctor Shopping and Prescription Drug Crimes
"Doctor shopping" is a prescription drug crime that involves visiting multiple doctors without informing the others of one's actions, usually in an attempt to get multiple prescriptions for powerful painkillers such as Hydrocodone or Oxycodone. In Florida, doctor shopping may also be referred to as the crime of "withholding information from a practitioner." Doctor shopping may be related to prescription fraud as well, if the offender is accused of fraudulently obtaining prescriptions.
Have you been accused of doctor shopping or any related drug crime in the Tampa area? Do not wait to discuss your rights and your legal options with a competent attorney. You need aggressive criminal defense representation if you are to have the opportunity of successfully resolving your case while avoiding harsh criminal penalties.
Penalties and Charges for Doctor Shopping in Tampa, FL
A defendant may face a doctor shopping conviction in Tampa if the prosecuting attorney an prove that he or she visited multiple doctors within a short time period in order to obtain multiple prescriptions and did not inform one or more of these doctors that he or she had visited other health care professionals. The potential sentence for a "withholding information from a practitioner" conviction is up to 5 years in prison and a fine of up to $5,000. It is a third degree felony offense.
Your freedom and future may be at risk if you are convicted of doctor shopping. Making sure you have the dedicated legal counsel of an experienced attorney is of the utmost importance if you are to avoid maximum penalties. For a free consultation and confidential review of your case, do not wait to contact our law offices at 888-874-2911.
Contact a Tampa Doctor Shopping Defense Lawyer at Taracks Gomez & Rickman today.