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For a first offense...which is obtaining a controlled substance

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For a first offense...which is obtaining a controlled substance by forging a script. What am I looking at as far as punishment?
Submitted: 8 years ago.
Category: Criminal Law
Expert:  Hammer O'Justice replied 8 years ago.

Forgery of a prescription is forgery in the second degree, which is a Class D felony, punishable by up to 5 years in jail and/or a $5000 fine. On a first offense, it is fairly likely that you would be given the benefit of some sort of probationary sentence (with drug treatment as a possible condition), rather than jail time. In order to ensure you get the best plea deal possible, you should retain an attorney, if you haven't yet. If you can't afford a lawyer, apply for the services of the public defender.