L.A. Firm Defends Medical Professionals Facing Drug Charges

Drug charges carry stiff penalties for California medical professionals

One of the most common drug offenses involving medical professionals is illegally prescribing medications. Section 11153 of the California Health and Safety Code Section 11153 states, “A prescription for a controlled substance shall only be issued for a legitimate medical purpose.”

A medical professional who violates Section 11153 by issuing a prescription for an illegitimate reason faces:

  • A year in jail
  • $20,000 in fines
  • Medical license suspension or revocation

If you are arrested for illegally prescribing a medication, call a defense lawyer at the Law Offices of Arash Hashemi immediately. We are ready to devise a defense strategy that will protect your freedom and your professional reputation.

Dispensing and furnishing prescription drugs without a license

Under Section 11352.1 of the California Health and Safety Code, it is illegal to dispense or furnish prescription drugs without a license. Any person who knowingly owns, manages or operates a business that dispenses or furnishes prescription drugs without a license faces up to one year in jail and $5,000 in fines. A subsequent conviction is punishable by one year in jail and a $10,000 fine.

Contact an experienced drug defense lawyer in Los Angeles

Since 2003, we at the Law Offices of Arash Hashemi have fought relentlessly to defend individuals accused of drug crimes. We understand what is at stake. Contact us online or by phone at (310) 894-8548 to set up an initial consultation. We have flexible office hours, and we will visit you in jail to discuss your case. Our office is in Los Angeles in the Westside Towers, within minutes of Santa Monica, Brentwood, Beverly Hills and Westwood.