Call Us If You’ve Been Arrested for Using a Forged Prescription in Saskatchewan
It is important to recognize that narcotic crimes are not only related to the common recreational drugs such as cocaine, heroin, marijuana, or methamphetamines, among others, but also include prescription drugs and medications as well.
It can be a crime to possess and/or traffick in drugs traditionally used solely for medical reasons. Prescription drug crimes are sometimes related to the possession of, and attempted passing of, a forged prescription. The sophistication of forged prescriptions has been increasing in recent years with the advent of superior technological advancements, which allows individuals to create and tailor the forged prescriptions.
Possession of forged prescriptions falls under the drug possession laws that Saskatchewan is subject to. Possessing a forged prescription can carry severe consequences. Possessing a prescription pad, forging a prescription or misusing prescriptions are all offenses that can have lasting negative effects on your life if you are charged. Without the experienced drug lawyers at Yarshenko & Heidinger by your side, you could face additional charges on your drug crime charge such as a fraud charge. Call us today to get us working for you – 1-306-988-2050.
Information on What Saskatchewan Law Considers a Forged Prescription
The definition of forging a prescription is generally considered the illegal obtainment of pharmaceuticals for personal consumption or for personal gain. If it is your goal to consume the medication for the purpose of getting intoxicated, then that is considered personal consumption. If you mean to traffic (sell or distribute) the prescribed medications, that is considered personal gain. The drug possession consequences for trafficking are much more serious than for personal use.
There are many ways in which to produce a forged prescription. Using a blank prescription pad to intentionally create your own prescription or intentionally increasing the dose of an existing prescription are common. These fall under the drug possession laws Saskatchewan is subject to and carry stiff penalties if you are convicted.
Common Prescription Medications that are Used on a False Scribe
- Muscle Relaxers / Muscle Relaxants
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A drug crime can have lifelong effects. Being convicted of forging a doctor’s prescription can also mean a charge of fraud. A drug possession penalty can negatively affect your career and family. Call the professional drug trafficking lawyers at Yarshenko & Heidinger today and find out how we can help – 1-306-988-2050.