Prescription Drug Charges
Our Experienced CDS Lawyers Are Highly Knowledgeable In The Defense Of Prescription Drug Possession, Distribution, Forgery & Fraud
Heroin abuse is widespread in New Jersey and the fact that most of this form of addiction starts with legally prescribed opiate pain medication is clear. This has led to a significant spike in the number of prescription drug charges, including possession, distribution, forgery and fraud. Police and prosecutors are well aware of prescription drug abuse and do not hesitate to arrest those who violate the law. If you have been charged with a prescription drug offense in Middlesex County, Union County, Monmouth County, Ocean County, Mercer County or another jurisdiction, you certainly are not alone. Thousands of individuals are arrested for this type of drug crime every year and our lawyers know this as well as anyone as members of one of the largest criminal defense firms in the state.
We are the Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall, a team of eight criminal attorneys with over 100 years of combined experience defending prescription drug and other CDS offenses. The majority of our staff are former prosecutors, including a Drug Task Force director and Drug Court supervisor, that possess a unique perspective in the defense of charges like the one you are facing. To reach an attorney for a free consultation anytime time of day or night, contact our office at 877-450-8301.
Skilled Attorneys Are Ready To Defend Your NJ Prescription Drug Offense
NJ has adopted a specific statute directed at prescription drug offenses. This law is contained at N.J.S.A. 2C:35-10.5 and applies to possession and distribution. When the charge involves obtaining prescription drugs by fraud, N.J.S.A. 2C:35-13 applies. Our attorneys have extensive experience representing clients at the Superior Court who have been charged with:
- Prescription Drug Possession
- Distribution of Prescription Drugs
- Prescription Drug Fraud
- Prescription Drug Theft
- Prescription Drug Forgery
If you are facing an offense involving a drug that cannot be dispensed without a medical prescription, we have the qualifications needed to thoroughly protect your interests. The prescription drugs most frequently encountered in this context are:
- Xanax (Alprazolam)
- Oxycodone (Oxycontin & Percocet)
- Hydrocodone (Vicodin)
- Valium (Diazepam)
The penalties for prescription drug set forth in the Criminal Code at 2C:35-10.5 and 2C:35-13. In terms of potential incarceration, the prison term is 5-10 years for a first degree crime, 3-5 years for a third degree and up to 18 months for a fourth degree crime. A disorderly persons offense for prescription drug possession, which falls under local municipal court jurisdiction, carries up to 6 months in the county jail.
Contact Our Office To Reach An Accomplished Prescription Drug Lawyer Immediately
There honestly is no time to wast in preparing a defense to a prescription drug offense. The first step in this process, and possibly the most important one, is to find the best prescription drug lawyer you can find. The attorneys at the Marshall Law Firm are accomplished criminal litigators that have defended countless Xanax, Oxycodone, Valium and similar CDS cases over the last several decades. Whether you were arrested on charges in Passaic County, Hudson County, Camden County, Somerset County, Bergen County or another venue in New Jersey, an attorney on our staff has the skill to mount the defense needed to obtain an acquittal/dismissal or downgrade of your offense. Call us anytime 24/7 at 877-450-8301 to speak to one of our attorneys now.