Withholding information from your practitioner can be a crime in the State of Florida if you are “Doctor Shopping”. Florida Law defines doctor shopping as:
“To withhold information from a practitioner from whom the person seeks to obtain a controlled substance or a prescription for a controlled substance that the person making the request has received a controlled substance or a prescription for a controlled substance of like therapeutic use from another practitioner within the previous 30 days.”
Doctor shopping in Florida is a 3rd Degree felony, punishable by up to five years in prison. If you or a loved one has been arrested for Doctor Shopping charges in the Tampa Bay area, call a Criminal Attorney at Denmon & Denmon Trial Lawyers today at 813-554-3232 (Hillsborough) or 727-753-0049 (Pinellas and Pasco). Ask to speak directly to an attorney.