Prescription Drugs and the Pennsylvania Law

Obtaining a Controlled Substance by Fraud or Misrepresentation

Pennsylvania law enforcement takes drug-related offenses very seriously.  In Pennsylvania, it is not just the act of possessing a scheduled drug that can lead to a criminal conviction; the manner in which it was obtained is also examined.  If you are found to have gained possession of a controlled substance through deceitful means, such as lying or forging prescriptions, you may be convicted for obtaining a controlled substance by fraud or misrepresentation under Pennsylvania law. 

Fraudulent Acquisition of a Controlled Substance Criminal Defense Attorney in Chester, Delaware, Montgomery and Philadelphia Counties

The Law Office of Kevin Mark Wray has been representing individuals charged with possession of drug paraphernalia, as well as other drug crimes, for nearly a decade.  Criminal Defense Attorney Kevin Mark Wray is committed to resolving his clients’ drug charges on the most favorable terms possible.  Kevin Wray offers a free initial consultation for your Pennsylvania possession of drug paraphernalia matter.  Contact the Law Office of Kevin Mark Wray at (610) 619-0011 for a free initial consultation about your alleged drug paraphernalia offense in Chester, Delaware, Montgomery and Philadelphia Counties.

Obtaining a Controlled Substance by Fraud or Misrepresentation in Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania law defines this criminal offense as “the acquisition or obtaining of possession of a controlled substance by misrepresentation, fraud, forgery, deception or subterfuge.”  35 P.S. § 780-113(12).  Much like other drug crimes in Pennsylvania, the penalties imposed upon a conviction for obtaining a controlled substance by fraud or misrepresentation depend on the type of drug that was allegedly obtained.  Learn more about criminal penalties for drug trafficking charges in Pennsylvania.

Drug Offense Criminal Defense Attorneys in Chester, Delaware, Montgomery and Philadelphia Counties

If you or a loved one has been arrested for a drug crime or other drug-related offense, you do not have to face this situation alone.  The Law Office of Kevin Mark Wray is an experienced in representing people accused of drug possession and drug trafficking offenses.  Contact the Law Office of Kevin Mark Wray at (610) 810-2999 for a free initial consultation about your alleged drug offense in Chester, Delaware, Montgomery and Philadelphia Counties.

Law Office of Kevin Mark Wray
200 West Front Street
Media, PA 19063

(610) 800-5487 (mobile)
(610) 810-2999 (office)
(610) 566-1002 (fax)

This web posting is for general information and does not contain a full legal analysis of the matters presented.  It should not be construed as legal advice or relied upon as legal opinion on any specific facts or circumstances.  The invitation to contact Kevin M. Wray, Esquire is not a solicitation to provide professional services and should not be construed as an availability to perform legal services in any jurisdiction in which Kevin Wray is not licensed to practice.

Prescription Drug Crimes

Prescription Drug Criminal Defense Attorney in Chester, Delaware, Montgomery and Philadelphia Counties

The Law Office of Kevin Mark Wray regularly handles prescription drug matters in Chester, Delaware, Montgomery and Philadelphia Counties.  Criminal Defense Attorney represents individuals who have been arrested for prescription drug violations of Pennsylvania’s Controlled Substance, Drug, Device and Cosmetic Act. 

As with any arrest for a drug-related offense, prescription drug charges should be taken very seriously.  Criminal Defense Attorney is committed to resolving our clients’ Pennsylvania prescription drug charges on the most favorable terms possible.  Depending on the circumstances of your case, Kevin Wray may be able to get a reduction in your charges, acceptance into an alternative sentencing program, or complete dismissal of your charges.  Contact the Law Office of Kevin Mark Wray at (610) 619-0011 for a free initial consultation about your alleged drug paraphernalia offense in Chester, Delaware, Montgomery and Philadelphia Counties.

Prescription Drug Abuse in Chester, Delaware, Montgomery and Philadelphia Counties

Prescription drug abuse is on the rise in Chester, Delaware, Montgomery and Philadelphia Counties, and many people are arrested and prosecuted as a result.  The most commonly abused prescription drugs are pain medications such as opioids (Oxycodone, Percocet, and Vicodin), central nervous system depressants (Xanax and Valium), and stimulants (Concerta and Adderall).  If taken in a high enough dosage, the sensation is similar to the use of an illegal drug.  Sometimes, a person is legally prescribed a pain medication after an injury, and he or she subsequently develops a prescription drug addiction after long-term use.

Prescription Drug Penalties in Chester, Delaware, Montgomery and Philadelphia Counties

Prescription drug charges are taken very seriously by the District Attorneys’ Offices in in Chester, Delaware, Montgomery and Philadelphia Counties, and the potential penalties you face are harsh.  If you have been arrested on prescription drug charges, you should contact an experienced prescription drug attorney who has a thorough understanding of both the laws and the procedures involved in your case.

Pennsylvania’s Controlled Substance, Drug, Device and Cosmetic Act lists and categorizes all controlled substances in schedules.  Each controlled substance is assigned a schedule based on its severity, how addictive the substance is and whether there is a known medical use for the drug.  Pennsylvania law provides for five drug schedules, and each schedule carries a different set of penalties and standards.  To find out more about the specific penalties for each schedule, please visit my  page.

Some of the most prevalent prescriptions drugs are oxycodone (Oxycontin and Percocet – Schedule II), Vicodin (Schedule III), Xanax (Schedule IV), Valium (Schedule IV), Concerta (Schedule II), and Adderall (Schedule II).  While these drugs can be legally prescribed by a doctor, if no prescription is given, possession of these drugs can lead to very serious arrest charges for possession of a controlled substance  or possession with intent to deliver if you are alleged to have been selling or distributing prescription drugs to others.

Additional charges may apply if you are alleged to have been driving under the influence of drugs (DUID) in Pennsylvania.  Please visit our Pennsylvania Driving Under the Influence of Drugs page to learn more about this offense. 

Prescription Drug Offense Criminal Defense Attorney in Chester, Delaware, Montgomery and Philadelphia Counties

The Law Office of Kevin Mark Wray is an experienced prescription drug law practice serving Chester, Delaware, Montgomery and Philadelphia Counties.  If you have been charged with possession of prescription drugs in Chester, Delaware, Montgomery and Philadelphia Counties, Criminal Defense Attorney Kevin Mark Wray is here to help.  Kevin Wray will carefully examine the details of your case and will explore any potential defenses, mitigating circumstances, and alternative punishment options that may be available to you.  Contact the Law Office of Kevin Mark Wray at (610) 810-2999 for a free initial consultation about your alleged drug offense in Chester, Delaware, Montgomery and Philadelphia Counties.

Criminal Defense Attorney Kevin Mark Wray will advocate vigorously for you to achieve the best possible result in your case.  Kevin Wray is familiar with intermediate punishment programs, or alternative sentences, that may be available to you.  For example, “Section 17” probation may be available, which allows for certain first-time offenders of nonviolent drug offenses to undergo a period of probation and have their charges legally dismissed.  Another potential option is Drug Treatment Court in Chester, Delaware, Montgomery and Philadelphia Counties, available to certain prescription drug crime offenders.

Law Office of Kevin Mark Wray
200 West Front Street
Media, PA 19063

(610) 800-5487 (mobile)
(610) 810-2999 (office)
(610) 566-1002 (fax)

This web posting is for general information and does not contain a full legal analysis of the matters presented.  It should not be construed as legal advice or relied upon as legal opinion on any specific facts or circumstances.  The invitation to contact Kevin M. Wray, Esquire is not a solicitation to provide professional services and should not be construed as an availability to perform legal services in any jurisdiction in which Kevin Wray is not licensed to practice.

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Nata | Reply 27.02.2017 05.05

Have you ever heard of a case when a person was charged with felony for forging a prescription for a non-scheduled drug, such as an antibiotic, for example?

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