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Salt Lake Criminal Defense Lawyer - Utah Prescription Fraud Attorney

It begins with a legitimate injury and a doctor who prescribes some pain pills to get you through the worst of the pain.  But the injury takes longer to heal than expected, and the pain is worse than you can manage.  So your doctor increases your dosage, and keeps you on the pills for a little while longer.

Maybe your doctor cuts you off and won't give you any more prescriptions.  Maybe the pain is still too much, and you think you need a higher dosage than your doctor is prescribing.  But your body is telling you that you need the pills.

Soon, you find yourself doing things you never imagined you would do: you are calling the pharmacy, pretending to be from the doctor's office; you are changing the dosage on your doctor's prescriptions; or you are making fake prescriptions to present to the pharmacy.  Then, suddenly, the police are there, asking you questions, handcuffing you, booking you into jail.

It is a story that has been told too many times in many variations.  It is a story that can happen to even the best of people.  But no matter your background or how legitimate the medical condition that ultimately led to this, a Utah prescription fraud charge can result in a felony conviction and up to five years in prison and thousands of dollars in fines for each forged or fraudulent prescription.  

If you find yourself facing prescription fraud charges as a result of an addiction or drug dependency that began with an injury and a legitimate prescription, you need an attorney who understands both the legal side of your case and the substance abuse side.  

Based in Salt Lake City, Utah criminal defense attorney Stephen Howard has represented thousands of clients during his career.  He has extensive experience working in Salt Lake County's felony drug court program.  As a result, he has received significant training and experience in working with various treatment professionals.  He understands that your legal case may be only half the battle.

If you are facing criminal charges for prescription fraud or other crimes in the Salt Lake area, contact us now for a free consultation.  See what an experienced Salt Lake criminal defense lawyer can do for your case.


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Attorney Stephen Howard practices as part of the Canyons Law Group, LLC and Stephen W. Howard, PC.

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560 South 300 East, Suite 200, Salt Lake City, UT 84111
952 S. Main St., Suite A, Layton, UT 84041

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