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Prescription Drug Possession

Piscataway NJ Prescription Drug Possession Attorneys

Most of the prescription drug cases filed in Middlesex County involve allegations of possession. The vast majority of these charges are handled in New Brunswick at the Middlesex County Superior Court since few prescription drug possession offenses fall within municipal court jurisdiction. If you were charged with possession of Adderall, Oxycodone, Percocet, Hydrocodone or another prescription legend drug, you should strongly consider contacting our attorneys. Here at The Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall we can offer over 100 years of experience, including considerable time serving as prosecutors. Jason Seidman, Esq., of our office, even served as a supervisor in the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office. Our team team of skilled defense lawyers defends possession of prescription drug cases in Woodbridge, Old Bridge, North Brunswick, Edison, Piscataway and anywhere else in the county. To speak to a lawyer anytime 24/7, call our Piscataway Office at 732-562-0308. Initial consultations are free of charge.

Charged With Possession of Prescription Drugs Under N.J.S.A. 2C:35-10.5

N.J.S.A. 2C:35-10.5 makes it a crime to possess or distribute a prescription legend drug except if you are qualified to do so by law. Prescription legend drug is defined as “any drug which under Federal or State law requires dispensing by prescription or order of a licensed physician, veterinarian or dentist and is required to bear the statement Rx only or a similar warning”. The penalties for violating this statute hinge on the quantity involved. It is a fourth degree degree crime to possess four or fewer pills or dosages. Possessing at least 5 dosage units (e.g. pills) but less than 100 is a third degree crime. It is a second degree crime to be in possession of 100 or more dosage units of a prescription legend drug. All of these grades involve indictable crimes which are felony in nature.

Fourth degree prescription drug possession results in a fine of up to $10,000 and the possibility of a state prison sentence of 18 months. Third degree possession carries penalties that include a maximum fine of $200,000 and a period of incarceration that can reach 5 years. A fine of up to $300,000 and 5-10 years in prison apply in the event of conviction for second degree possession of a prescription legend drug. There is also a 6-24 month suspension of a defendant’s driver’s license if the are found guilty of CDS possession in any form.

New Brunswick NJ Possession of Prescription Drug Defense Lawyer

There has been a surge in overdoses from opiate based prescription drugs and the judicial is well aware of this fact at the courthouse in New Brunswick NJ. They are also sensitive to the frequent progression to heroin once dependency for these drugs has occurred. Our attorneys are highly familiar with the judges, their tendencies, and what is necessary to secure the very best outcome for our clients. If you were charged with violating 2C:35-10.5 in New Brunswick, South Plainfield, Middlesex, Sayreville or East Brunswick, a lawyer on our staff is well equipped to serve you. Call our New Brunswick Office at 732-246-7126 for an immediate consultation.

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