What would the maximum and least time a person could recieve if charged with doctor shopping

Asked almost 2 years ago - Lawrenceburg, TN

if a father used his sons name and s.s number and went to different drs. then when the son went to the hospital for treatment they arrested the son for dr shopping

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  1. James Ronald Tucker Jr.

    Contributor Level 14

    Answered . It sounds like son and father need competent local criminal defense attorney's.

    A violation of TCA sec. 53-11-402 (prescription drug fraud) is a class D felony. A class D felony is subject to not less than two (2) years nor more than twelve (12) years in prison (the actual number of years would be determined by a number of factors). In addition, the jury may assess a fine not to exceed five thousand dollars ($5,000), unless otherwise provided by statute (53-11-402 allows for fines ranging from $1,000.00 to $100,000.00 depending on the schedule of the drug).

    Additionally, a person could be prosecuted for the underlying drug possession.

    Legal Disclaimer. This communication is not intended to create, and does not create, an attorney-client... more

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