Prescription Drug Fraud 2017-11-16T21:27:37+00:00

New Jersey Prescription Drug Fraud

A Highly Experience Prescription Fraud Lawyer Is Ready To Help You.

There is literally a laundry list of reasons why individuals attempt obtain prescription drugs through fraud. While addiction is probably the biggest motivation, there are many other explanations for attempting to acquire drugs with a stolen prescription pad, counterfeited a prescription or changing the dosage or quantity on an otherwise valid prescription. Indeed, good old capitalism may be the catalyst for this conduct. Irrespective of the circumstances that led to your being arrested and charged with prescription fraud, retaining a lawyer who can protect your interests is imperative.

Our firm, the Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall, is a powerhouse criminal defense firm with considerable experience defending prescription drug fraud charges in Middlesex County, Union County, Monmouth County, Ocean County, Mercer County and throughout New Jersey. One the former prosecutors on our staff even served as a Drug Task Force director in the past. If you were charged with obtaining CDS by fraud anywhere in the state, we have an attorney with the skills to present an effective defense to your offense. To speak to one of the lawyers at the firm, call 877-450-8301. Attorneys are available 24/7 to provide a free consultation.

Charged With Prescription Fraud in New Jersey

The New Jersey Controlled Dangerous Substance Act is directed at a wide array of drugs including a class known in the criminal code as prescription legends drugs. Addiction to prescription legend drugs like Valium, Oxycodone, Xanax, Percocet and Hydrocodone is unfortunately commonplace in New Jersey. Recreational use of pharmaceutical CDS is also high. The combination of these factors has translated in many more cases involving prescription fraud than in the past. Common scenarios include stealing and/or forging prescription blanks, alterations of prescription dosage or quantity and other conduct categorized by misrepresentation or fraud.

If you are under investigation or have already been charged with prescription drugs fraud or obtaining CDS by fraud, there is a high probability that one of the offenses you are facing is N.J.S.A. 2C:35-13. This law makes it a third degree crime for:

any person to acquire or obtain possession of a controlled dangerous substance or controlled substance analog by misrepresentation, fraud, forgery, deception or subterfuge. It shall be unlawful for any person to acquire or obtain possession of a forged or fraudulent certificate of destruction required pursuant to N.J.S.2C:35-21.

A conviction for violating this statute results in up to 5 years in prison, a fine of up to $50,000 and a driver’s license suspension of 6-24 months. These penalties apply on top of those for a related offense alleging theft by deception, forgery or another criminal charge in the same complaint or indictment.

New Jersey Prescription Fraud Defense Lawyer

Contact our law offices to arrange a free consultation right away with a New Jersey Prescription Fraud Defense Lawyer at our firm. We will give you straight answers about your case and tell you exactly what to expect. If you hire us as your criminal attorneys, you will have an experienced, skilled team at your side, protecting your rights at every turn of the process.

You need to talk to an experienced trial attorney as soon as possible. Call our law office at 877-450-8301 to arrange a free consultation. We represent clients throughout New Jersey including Bergen County, Passaic County, Somerset County, Essex County and Camden County.

Related Information

Prescription Drug Crimes and Charges in New Jersey
Prescription Drug Glossary
List of Controlled and Dangerous Substances