Obtaining a Controlled Substance by Fraud

Obtaining a controlled substance by fraud or misrepresentation in PAPennsylvania law enforcement takes drug-related offenses very seriously. In Pennsylvania, it is not just the act of possessing a scheduled drug that can lead to a criminal conviction; the manner in which it was obtained is also examined. If you are found to have gained possession of a controlled substance through deceitful means, such as lying or forging prescriptions, you may be convicted for obtaining a controlled substance by fraud or misrepresentation under PA law.

 

Obtaining a Controlled Substance by Fraud or Misrepresentation in PA

Pennsylvania law defines this criminal offense as “the acquisition or obtaining of possession of a controlled substance by misrepresentation, fraud, forgery, deception or subterfuge.” 35 P.S. § 780-113(12). Much like other drug crimes in PA, the penalties imposed upon a conviction for obtaining a controlled substance by fraud or misrepresentation depend on the type of drug that was allegedly obtained. Learn more about criminal penalties for drug trafficking charges in Pennsylvania.

 

Contact our Criminal Defense Lawyers at The Martin Law Firm

Contact The Martin Law Firm today at 215-646-3980 for a free case evaluation for your alleged drug offense involving obtaining a controlled substance by fraud or misrepresentation in Montgomery County, Bucks County, Chester County, Delaware County or Philadelphia County. Our experienced criminal defense lawyers regularly represent individuals charged with felony and misdemeanor drug crimes under PA law, and we are committed to achieving the best outcome possible for our clients.