A person who forges or alters a prescription or who issues or utters an altered prescription bearing a forged or fictitious signature for any narcotic drug, or who obtains any narcotic drug by a forged or altered prescription may be charged with Forging or Altering a Prescription.
What does the prosecutor have to prove?
1. Defendant forged, altered, or issued a prescription for a narcotic drugs. or
1. Defendant knowingly obtained or had in his or her possession any narcotic obtained by a forged, altered, or fictitious prescription.
2. The signature on the prescription was forged, fictitious, or the prescription had been altered.
3. Defendant knew the signature on the prescription was forged, fictitious or the prescription had been altered. [HS 11368]
With probation 0-364 days
Misdemeanor: 0-364 days