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Fraudulently Obtaining a Controlled Substance: Wisconsin Fines, Penalties

Prescription fraud charges are often considered a Class H felony under Wisconsin drug laws, which would be a maximum fine of $10,000 and a prison term not to exceed 6 years, or possibly both.

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Prescription Fraud Attorneys with Offices in Milwaukee, Waukesha & Madison

When you’re facing charges for obtaining drugs by fraud or prescription fraud charges in Wisconsin, the penalties are severe. Wisconsin Statute 961.43(1)(a) considers fraudulently obtaining a controlled substance a class H felony. This includes:

  • Altering prescriptions
  • Writing fake prescriptions
  • Concealing information to obtain a prescription
  • Using a false name or address to obtain a prescription

Prescription fraud in Wisconsin

If convicted, you could face up to 6 years in prison, up to $10,000 in fines – or both. Grieve Law offers the best protection from prescription fraud penalties.

Our Wisconsin criminal defense attorneys have experience helping clients fight prescription fraud charges for controlled substances, including:

Grieve Law attorneys are your fiercest advocates. Our drug charge defense attorneys use their extensive knowledge of prescription fraud laws to build your strongest defenses and get your charges reduced or dropped. We even provide a free initial phone consultation on all new prescription fraud charges so you’ll know what to expect.

Contact our Wisconsin prescription fraud attorneys in Milwaukee, Waukesha or Madison for your free consultation.

In Wisconsin, how long does a Prescription Drug Fraud charge stay on your record?

Wisconsin prescription fraud charges can lead to a 6 year prison sentence, but even if you�re charged but not convicted, you could have the charge listed on your record permanently.

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