What is "Doctor Shopping?"
Answers from a Dedicated Phoenix Drug Crime Attorney
"Doctor shopping" is the term used to describe a kind of fraud
that happens between a physician and patient. It occurs when the patient
visits multiple doctors, lying about their health conditions and treatment,
to receive prescription medicine. For individuals addicted to these prescription
drugs or intending to sell them, doctor shopping has become an efficient
way to obtain a steady supply of medication.
While this may seem like a minor offense, it can lead to serious penalties
and jail time. At the Law Offices of Joshua S. Davidson, PLC, our team
understands that you need strong and assertive legal representation during
this time. Many times, those accused of doctor shopping are in need to
treatment, not punishment, or are a victim of a misunderstanding of the
healthcare system. Regardless of your circumstances, our Phoenix
drug crime lawyer is prepared to advocate on your behalf.
Common Drugs Targeted in Doctor Shopping
Medical professionals have kept a closer eye on medications commonly associated
with doctor shopping. These medications are ones that can become addictive
and produce highs when taken in large dosages.
Medications that are often targeted for doctor shopping include:
Doctor shopping can result in 6 months in jail and $1,000 in fines. It
is also common for this charge to be included with other offenses, such
as possession or sale of drugs. These compounded charges can greatly complicate
a case and increase the penalties an accused faces.
Call Our Firm Today for Trusted Support
Whether you have been charged with simple doctor shopping or a number of
related offenses, the time to act is now. Call the
Law Offices of Joshua S. Davidson, PLC to retain a former prosecutor dedicated to advocating for his drug crime clients.