Orange County Doctor Shopping Defense Lawyer
If you have been caught doctor shopping anywhere in Orange County, and need to beat the charge, our defense attorneys can explain the charges you're facing and work to keep you out of jail. For over a decade, Law Office of Michael L. Guisti has fought drug crime charges for our clients throughout Southern California. Schedule a free consultation to learn how we can handle your case.
If you obtain or attempt to obtain a prescription for controlled substances by fraud or by concealing important information from your doctor, you can be arrested for doctor shopping. Examples of doctor shopping include concealing the fact that you're seeing another doctor or presenting falsified information. Convictions of doctor shopping could be filed either as a misdemeanor or a felony.
If convicted of misdemeanor doctor shopping you face up to one year in jail. Felony doctor shopping could result in being sent to a California State Prison for up to three years. These charges are complex and sometimes can entail additional charges like possession and possible possession with intent to sell. One of our Orange County drug crime defense attorneys can go over the best defense methods for your case.
Rather than having you spend time in prison or pay fines, a defense attorney from Law Office of Michael L. Guisti could arrange to have you sent to a drug treatment program. Best of all, once you successfully complete the drug treatment program your charges are dropped.
"I was arrested for doctor shopping. I have severe back pain and am on disability for back pain. I went to this doctor, he leaves and soon walking in the door were police to arrest me for doctor shopping. I have never felt so embarrassed. A friend of a friend suggested I call Orange County doctor shopping lawyer Michael L. Guisti at his Irvine office. I did, and told him what happened. Mr. Guisti showed the judge all my paperwork, talked to the judge and I was set free. Thank God for people like attorney Michael L. Guisti, because I thought this was going to drag out for a long time, but Mr. Guisti went to the court and took care of it in no time."
Not only will our legal team go over and explain the complexities of this charge, but by calling before the Orange County District Attorney formally files charges we can work with the DA to reduce charges and get you into drug treatment program. Our lawyer will also investigate police action leading to your arrest which could result in your case being dismissed.
The very serious charges you're facing could result in years behind bars and a ruined reputation. For this reason, you need to call Law Office of Michael L. Guisti at (714) 530-9690 right away.
Whether you're facing a felony or a misdemeanor, don't risk a conviction. Act quickly to redeem your reputation and protect your record by consulting with our Orange County criminal defense lawyer. Call today to schedule your free consultation.