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Possession or Distribution of Vicodin
Middlesex NJ Vicodin Possession Defense Lawyer
If you were charged with possession of hydrocodone, most often dispensed under the brand name Vicodin, or distribution of this form of prescription drug, you need to hire a skilled defense lawyer immediately. Controlled dangerous substances (“CDS”) that can only be dispensed by a licensed physician like Vicodin, Percocet and Oxycontin result in serious penalties when they are possessed illegally or, worse yet, sold or possessed with intent to distribute. You will definitely face the possibility of a stiff state prison sentence if you are convicted at the Superior Court in New Brunswick. This is why you need to call contact the attorneys at The Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall. We defend hydrocodone and Vicodin charges throughout Middlesex County, including in Middlesex, South Brunswick, Woodbridge, Carteret and New Brunswick. For an immediate free consultation, contact our Woodbridge Office at 732-732-634- 0700. The initial consultation is always provided free of charge.
Illegal Possession and Distribution of Vicodin in NJ
Vicodin is a prescription drug tablet which contains a combination of acetaminophen and hydrocodone. Vicodin is a commonly prescribed painkiller used to combat moderate to severe pain. Use of this type of prescription pain reliever can be very addictive. Hydrocodone is in a group of drugs known as narcotic pain relievers. Acetaminophen is a less potent pain reliever that enhances the effects of hydrocodone.
Many individuals are prescribed these pain relievers when dealing with back problems, knee problems, or when recovering from surgery. However, these pain relievers can be very addicting and sometimes individuals are no longer prescribed these medications by their physician and turn to the black market to obtain them. Illegal possession or distribution of prescription drugs including Vicodin are very serious indictable charges. Unless your case involves personal possession of four or fewer hydrocodone pills, you face a state prison of up to 18 months for a fourth degree crime and 5 years for a third degree crime (i.e. at least 5 units but less than 100 doses) under N.J.S.A. 2C:35-10.5. If you are convicted of possession or distribution of 100 or more Vicodin pills or hydrocodone dosages, you are exposed to a second degree crime that results in 5-10 years in prison and a fine that can reach $300,000.
South Brunswick Vicodin Distribution Attorneys
If you or a loved one has been charged with illegal possession or distribution of prescription drugs in New Jersey, including Vicodin, it is important that you consult a lawyer as soon as possible. The likelihood is that you are exposed to significant penalties that include years in state prison. Call the skilled attorneys at The Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall if you were arrested for a Vicodin offense in Edison, South River, Milltown, Piscataway or another municipality in Middlesex County. We are available 24/7 by contacting our New Brunswick Office at 732-246-7126.