Being charged with doctor shopping is a serious situation which requires the assistance of an experienced criminal defense attorney. Even if you seek out two doctors for different pain medications, you can be charged with doctor shopping.
At Bauer Crider & Parry, with offices in Tampa, Clearwater and Port Richey, Florida, our lawyers practice exclusively in criminal defense so we can focus on providing the best representation possible for our clients. To learn more, we encourage you to contact us and schedule a free consultation today.
Florida Statute section 893.13 prohibits the practice of doctor shopping. Doctor shopping is the practice of visiting multiple doctors for the purpose of obtaining a prescription you are otherwise not entitled to fill.
When visiting a doctor for the purpose of filling a prescription for painkillers, every person is required to fill out paperwork declaring that they have not obtained a prescription for the same drug from another doctor in the last 30 days.
Tracking of this information was difficult in Florida until some recent changes in the law that now make it easier for both doctors and law enforcement to obtain this information. A statewide database has been implemented which allows law enforcement to obtain information regarding those who are attempting to beat the system.
Our attorneys regularly defend clients charged with doctor shopping involving:
When it comes to prescription drug crime defense, experience counts. Put the strength and experience of Bauer Crider & Parry, P.A. on your side. We understand the law and how to build a solid defense case when it comes to doctor shopping.
Contact us today for a free consultation and case evaluation. We have offices in Tampa, Clearwater and Port Richey and can meet with you at a location of your choosing as well. We represent clients throughout Florida.