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Percocet Possession & Distribution

East Brunswick NJ Percocet Offense Defense Lawyers

Percocet is opioid based narcotic medication that is highly addictive. The drug is a potent pain reliever that is comprised of acetaminophen and oxycodone. If you were charged with Percocet possession or distribution of Percocet anywhere in Middlesex County, the lawyers at The Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall are ready to help you. We will thoroughly review the circumstances of your arrest, the allegations of wrongdoing and do whatever it takes to assist you escaping a conviction for either possessing or distributing Percocet. An attorney, including our several former prosecutors, will utilize the 100 plus years of experience defending charges like yours to reach the very best outcome of your case. Our attorneys defend these offenses throughout the region including in Old Bridge, Highland Park, East Brunswick, Monroe and Edison. To speak to an attorney immediately, call our East Brunswick Office at 732-227-1200.

Possession of Percocet

Possession of prescription drugs is regulated by N.J.S.A. 2C:35-10.5. This law makes it a criminal violation to possess Percocet without a valid prescription issued by a physician. The severity of this offense hinges on the number of dosage units possessed illegally. The following is a breakdown of the grading and penalties for possession of prescription legend drugs like Percocet.

Degree of Offense

Quantity or Dosage


Disorderly Persons Offense

4 or fewer pills or doses

Up to 6 months in jail

Fourth Degree Crime

4 or fewer for financial gain

Up to 18 months in prison

Third Degree Crime

5-99 dosage units

Prison Term of 3-5 years

Second Degree Crime

100 or more pills or doses

5-10 years in prison

Distribution of Percocet

Distribution or possession with intent to distribute Percocet can result in a second degree, third degree or fourth degree crime when the drugs are being sold for pecuniary gain. It is a second degree crime for a person to distribute or possess or have under her control with intent to distribute Percocet in the amount of 100 or more pills. Penalties for second degree Percocet distribution includes 5-10 years in prison and a fine as high as $300,000. Possession with intent to distribute at least 5 but less than 100 dosage units of Percocet is a third degree crime. You face a state prison term of 3-5 years and a maximum fine of $200,000 for third degree distribution of Percocet. Selling less than 5 pills of Percocet is a fourth degree crime. There is a jail term of up to 18 months and a $10,000 that may be imposed for distributing Percocet in the fourth degree.

Plainsboro NJ Percocet Possession Attorney

Use of Percocet often starts legally and progresses to illegal possession in order to satisfy addiction. Our lawyers witness this progression on almost a daily basis as opiate dependency is widespread. If you were arrested in Plainsboro, Metuchen, Woodbridge or even New Brunswick for possession of Percocet, contact our office for a free consultation. An attorney on our staff will undertake a comprehensive review of your case and formulate a plan to help you reach a favorable outcome. To speak to a lawyer immediately, call our New Brunswick Office at 732-246-7126.