HS 11173 Fraud, Deceit, Misrepresentation, or Mislabeling charge and need a defense attorney

Have you been arrested for "smurfing"  or obtaining too many prescriptions?  Many people are arrested for obtaining too many prescription medications, fraudulently obtaining prescription medication, or suffered an arrest after a pharmacy turned them in for obtaining too much medication.  Many times there is an underlying condition that necessitates these prescriptions, yet the client is arrested despite these facts.  

Jonathan Rooker is an experienced Fresno criminal defense attorney who has handled many narcotics and prescription drug cases.  If you want a lawyer to represent you, or you aren't sure if you need an attorney, call Jonathan Rooker, Attorney at Law for a free consultation on your case.

HS 11173 Fraud, Deceit, Misrepresentation, or Mislabeling

HS 11173(a) No person shall obtain or attempt to obtain controlled substances or procure or attempt to procure the administration of or prescription for controlled substances, (1) by fraud, deceit, misrepresentation, or subterfuge; or (2) by the concealment of a material fact.

(b) No person shall make a false statement in any prescription, order, report, or record, required by this division.

(c) No person shall, for the purpose of obtaining controlled substances, falsely assume the title of, or represent himself to be a manufacturer,, wholesaler, pharmacist, physician, dentist, veterinarian, registered nurse, physician's assistant, or other authorized person.

(d) No person shall affix any false or forged label to a package or receptacle containing controlled substances.

I Got caught with a forged prescription, how much trouble am I in?

This section of the health and safety code is punished as either a felony or a misdemeanor.  If convicted of the felony, the prison sentence would be 16, 24, or 36 months.  If sentenced as a misdemeanor, it is up to 1 year in the county jail.

I was charged with fraudulently obtaining prescription medication, should I hire a lawyer?

Due to the serious nature of the offense, you may want to have an experienced criminal defense lawyer review your case, background, criminal history, and relevant facts surrounding the criminal allegation to advise you on the best method of proceeding with your case.

The police caught me with a friends prescription, do I need an attorney?

Possession of prescription medication without a valid prescription can be a serious offense.  If you have been charged, you could, if convicted, be sentenced to serious time in custody.  You may want an experienced criminal defense attorney to represent you while you defend such accusations. 

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Fresno DUI Attorney | Madera DUI Attorney If you've been cited, you need to know what to do next. Help your attorney help you, contact me as soon as possible

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Fresno DUI Lawyer Jonathan Rooker: Fresno area law enforcement agencies have some of the strictest DUI enforcement policies in the Nation. The first decision an officer makes during the DUI enforcement is the decision to stop the vehicle. It may be a driving pattern, maintenance infraction, tinted windows, or other issues the lead the officer to make that decision. The next decision is whether to have the driver exit the vehicle and conduct a DUI investigation. Factors include odor or alcohol, red watery eyes, and slurred speech. Timely stopping, parking, and fumbling with a license or insurance paperwork, all influence the officers decision to continue the investigation. Once outside the vehicle the subject may sway or have trouble following directions. At the conclusion of the third stage, the officer decides if there is probable cause for an arrest. If you are arrested, there are steps you should take on your own behalf. It is important for anyone cited for DUI to contact the DMV within 10 days to preserve their right to an Admin Per Se Hearing in front of a DMV officer. Failure to contact the DMV within 10 days may result in the suspension of your driving privilege. Remember, the officer arrests at probable cause, but it takes proof beyond a reasonable doubt to convict. If the officer does their job right, a large percentage of the people should be found not guilty.

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Fresno & Madera Criminal Defense Lawyer Jonathan Rooker: Domestic Violence (DV) charges, punishments, and your rights is something you need to understand if you've been accused. DV charges can result in a sentence of probation, jail, and/or prison. DV can be charged under various sections including PC 243(E) or the more serious PC 273.5 Felony (DV) accusation. Many convictions result in being sentenced to a 52-week program, referred to as the Batterers Treatment Program (BTP). The right to own, possess, or use a Firearms, a serious issue for many people who grew up in the rural valley hunting, fishing, and target shooting can be lost forever. While Judges routinely advise those convicted of misdemeanor Domestic Violence that they will be prohibited from owning firearms for 10-years, the Federal Government will preclude gun ownership for the remainder of the persons life if they are convicted of a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence. It is important that the court knows you are a law abiding, upstanding, and productive member of society. Don't let an accusation turn into a lifetime of being stigmatized as a criminal.

"Criminal defense is about helping good people, that is what I do." Jonathan Rooker


Experienced Fresno and Madera County Criminal Defense Attorney Jonathan Rooker understands the needs of each client are quite unique to each individual client. Some clients are looking to keep their drivers license, others are looking to avoid long periods of incarceration. Many times pride and principles are cited for the client's motivation to achieve a particular resolution to their case. Many clients just want to put their life, family, and career back together. It is the responsibility of the defense attorney to coordinate and effective defense for the benefit of the client. It is essential that I provide the best defense for the individual person and their specifically tailored needs in life. I will help you by building the best defense that the facts allow. One important aspect of hiring a private attorney is the time they spend listening to your needs, and working to obtain an effective resolution under the circumstances. When these problems arise, it's time to reach out for a helping hand. I handle criminal defense cases on a daily basis, helping people with their issues. Let me help you.