The following exchange was on the website justanswer.com, which allows people to ask questions to attorneys.
I was caught today having forged a prescription that a dentist had given me. He accidentally tore off one sheet too many and I used the "other" one to fill 60 Lortabs. When I went to pick them up at the pharmacy the pharmacist said he spoke the the dentist and that he did not write that script and he was confiscating them.
I spoke to the dentist and told him that I had forged a prescription and he said he would not press charges. What I want to know is will the pharmacist turn it and will I be prosecuted because I forged a prescription by the DEA?
hi. chances are the feds will not prosecute you - however, the pharmacist is obligated to report it to the police and District Attorney in your county and you can be prosecuted on a state level. it is not up to your dentist. it is up to the DA to decide.
hi. it is very possible that you could be arrested on a warrant based on the information gathered from the pharmacist. you might consider consulting with a local attorney who can perhaps head off an arrest warrant by talking to the DA and seeing if a subpoena can be issued for a court date instead.