I had a friend who worked at a doctors office that i asked to get me in with their doctor and they came back with a prescription and said he would call it in for me all i had to do was take it and fill it. I took it to walgreens where i was on camera and used my blue cross blue shield insurance from my job thinking it was legit and now i am finding out that they obtained the prescriptions by forging the doctors signature and gave numerous prescriptions out and even went them selves to pick up prescriptions not even in their name! I am wondering what kind of charges I may be looking at with this. Why would I go intentionally and fill a prescription with my jobs insurance and on camera if i knew it was fraudulent?
If you din't know it was fraudulent, you have a defense. It's a serious charge, so you want to contact a criminal defense attorney.
Your are an unknowing participant. That will be a defense to this case. This does not stop the police from possibly charging you with a series of charges. Forgery, Fraud illegal possession of a narcotic, you should hire a lawyer immediately and do not talk to anyone else about this. You are clearly a subject of a criminal investigation remain silent.
Getting a prescription without having ever seen the doctor is sketchy at best. Find criminal defense counsel to defend you and you may be asked to rol over on your friend as well.
Drug laws seldom make sense. But you did not get the prescription from a doctor. You say that the doctor called it in but then you say you took the Rx to the pharmacy. Doctors never call prescriptions in for people they have never had contact with, so the police presume that you knew the Rx was fraudulent. If you truly did not not it was fake you have a defense. But you need a good criminal lawyer to make anybody believe that. It also depends on what drugs the Rx was for. The more powerful the medicine the more likely you knew it was fake.
My first comment is that you need to hire a lawyer. Second, discuss the facts of your situation with your lawyer. Do not attempt to argue or post information that you believe will be a defense for you. Allow an attorney to work with you, in confidence, to determine the best way to beat these charges. If your friend were to testify that you knew (in exchange for a lesser plea), that would be very damaging. Your defense depends upon the facts of the case. The State has a high burden to convict you, and regardless of what happened, everyone deserves a competent defense. Hire an attorney whom you trust and feel comfortable with and avoid all discussions about the facts of the case in a public forum. Good luck to you.
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You have what might be considered a reasonable hypothesis of innocence. What you need is a criminal defense attorney with decades of experience. When the state produces no evidence at trial which is against the reasonable hypothesis, a judgment of acquittal must be granted by the judge. This is quite complicated and may not even apply. Get counsel immediately.
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