Federal courts are reserved for defendants accused of federal crimes. Investigations into alleged crimes are conducted by one or more U.S. government agencies, depending upon an agency's area of expertise. For example, the Internal Revenue Service may be involved in a white collar crime investigation specifically to address a tax fraud issue.
Regardless of a defendant's particular role in prescription fraud charges, a conviction can prove devastating to all involved. This holds true for everyone from a doctor who allegedly abuses his or her prescription-writing privileges to an ordinary person who allegedly tries to use a prescription in an illegal manner.
While you may notice drug crimes referenced often in television and the movies, how common are these in actuality? The National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependance has gathered some key statistics that shed light on this, not only in Wisconsin, but across the United States.