Uttering a False Prescription
What Is Uttering a False Prescription?
Uttering a false prescription is a crime usually committed by someone who is abusing prescription drugs. It happens when you tell another person (usually a pharmacist) you have a prescription for a certain drug when you don’t. Merely by lying about your prescription you have committed a third-degree felony, which could land you in jail for up to five years in prison.
Utah takes prescription drug abuse very seriously. The State will not back down just because it’s a prescription drug and not an illegal one. If you have been charged with uttering a false prescription or other prescription drug charge, contact Brown Law. During your free initial consultation, our Utah criminal defense team will discuss your case, examine if the government unconstitutionally gathered evidence, assess the strength of the evidence against you, and formulate a plan to begin attacking the government’s case. Call Brown Law today to schedule you free initial consultation: 801.685.9999 or 800.299.1016. We offer reasonable flat rates and are available 24/7.