Greenacres FL Prescription Fraud Defense Lawyers


prescription-drug-fraudThe criminal defense lawyers at Arnesen Law represent clients charged with a wide variety of theft and fraud offenses, such as prescription fraud, robbery, and forgery, in jurisdictions including Greenacres, Royal Palm Beach, and Palm Beach Gardens.

Notably, the firm’s managing partner, Jay Arnesen, has acquired a great deal of knowledge regarding these types of offenses due to his service as a former police officer. His previous experience providing the state with the necessary evidence to prosecute defendants facing theft and fraud charges has endowed him with exceptional insight into the components of a successful defense strategy. Mr. Arnesen now employs this knowledge to better serve his clients who have been charged with these offenses.

With offices conveniently located in Boca Raton and Fort Lauderdale, the lawyers at Arnesen Law are readily available for their clients, whom they successfully represent in courts throughout South Florida. Contact their offices anytime at 561-419-9630 for a free consultation about your case.

As a former police officer, I used to help prosecute these charges for the State. Now, let me use my training and experience to combat these charges for you in court.” Jay Arnesen, Esq.

Prescription Fraud – Florida Statutes Section 831.30

Prescription fraud crimes are governed under Chapter 831, Section 30 of the Florida Statutes, which is entitled “Medicinal drugs; fraud in obtaining.” According to this section, whoever:

(1) Falsely makes, alters, or forges any prescription, as defined in section 465.003, for a medicinal drug other than a drug controlled by chapter 893;

(2) Knowingly causes such prescription to be falsely made, altered, forged, or counterfeited; or

(3) Passes, utters, or publishes such prescription or otherwise knowingly holds out such false or forged prescription as true with intent to obtain such drug commits a misdemeanor of the second degree, punishable as provided in section 775.082 or section 775.083. A second or subsequent conviction constitutes a misdemeanor of the first degree, punishable as provided in section 775.082 or section 775.083.

Prescription Fraud – Potential Penalties 

First Offense Prescription Fraud – Second Degree Misdemeanor: definite term of imprisonment of up to 60 days and fines not to exceed $500

Second or Subsequent Offense Prescription Fraud – First Degree Misdemeanor: definite term of imprisonment of up to 1 year and fines not to exceed $1,000

Contact Our Palm Beach County Prescription Fraud Defense Lawyers for a Free Consultation

If you or a loved one has been charged with prescription fraud in South Florida, find the help you need by contacting the criminal defense lawyers at Arnesen Law. Our lawyers are always available to provide free legal consultations. Call us today about your case at 561-419-9630.

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Jay Arnesen is a retired police officer turned criminal defense attorney who now defends clients charged with criminal and traffic (DUI) offenses in South Florida. With offices conveniently located in Fort Lauderdale and Boca Raton, Mr. Arnesen appears in courts throughout South Florida on a regular basis. Protect your rights, contact experienced criminal defense lawyer Jay Arnesen anytime for a free initial consultation at 866-347-6296.

Arnesen Law, P.A.

Areas We Serve

Palm Beach County, Atlantis, Belle Glade, Boca Raton, Boynton Beach, Briny Breezes, Cloud Lake, Delray Beach. Glen Ridge, Greenacres, Gulf Stream, Haverhill, Highland Beach, Juno Beach, Jupiter, Lake Park, Lake Worth, Manalapan, North Palm Beach, Ocean Ridge, Palm Beach, Palm Beach Gardens, Palm Springs, Riviera Beach, Royal Palm Beach, Wellington, West Palm Beach


Boca Raton

1825 NW Corporate Blvd. Suite 110

Boca Raton, FL 33431

  (201) 556-1570  

Fort Lauderdale

633 South Andrews Avenue

Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301

  (866) 317-5164