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Prescription Drug Charges
New Brunswick Prescription Drug Offense Lawyers
Prescription drug charges are one of the fastest growing areas of criminal defense that our lawyers encounter in Middlesex County. Controlled dangerous substances (“CDS”) that require a prescription issued by a doctor to be dispensed, particularly opiate pain medication, are clearly subject to widest abuse in Woodbridge, Edison, East Brunswick, Piscataway, and the rest of New Jersey. Narcotics are taken for reasons other than intended, in amounts or quantities which were not prescribed and by individuals other than their legal recipient all the time. The prescription drugs most often encountered by the criminal defense attorneys at the Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall include fentanyl, often as a cutting agent, hydrocodone (Vicodin), oxycodone (including Oxycontin, Roxicontin and Percocet), hydromorphone or Dilaudid, diazepam (brand name Valium®), alprazolam (most frequently being Xanax), methylphenidate (e.g. Ritalin) and Adderall (and other forms of amphetamines). If you have been charged with an offense involving these or another prescription drug, it would be wise to consult a skilled lawyer immediately.
Charged With a Prescription Drug Offense in Middlesex County
A prescription drug offense can come in many forms including illegal possession, distribution or involving some variety of deception to secure these substances such as a forged, stolen or counterfeit prescription. Irrespective, the violation almost always involves an arrest for a felony criminal charge that can result in years in state prison upon conviction. This is a primary reason why you need to contact the highly knowledgeable Middlesex County Criminal Lawyers at our firm. Our team of former prosecutors has over 100 years of collective experience successfully representing clients just like you and includes Jason Seidman, Esq., an ex-supervisor of the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office. We can assist you in defending any prescription drug charge you may be facing including:
- Possession of a Prescription Drug
- Prescription Drug Distribution
- Obtaining CDS by Fraud
- Prescription Forgery
- Theft by Deception
- Failure to Keep in Its Original Container
As previously stated, the overwhelming likelihood is that an offense such as these will come in the form of a second degree crime, third degree crime or fourth degree crime which will be referred to the Middlesex County Superior Court in New Brunswick since that is the only venue that has jurisdiction to decide indictable crimes. Whether you were arrested in Sayreville, Old Bridge, Monroe or North Brunswick, your case will have to be defended in New Brunswick.
Prescription Drug Lawyer in New Brunswick New Jersey
Do not be fooled into thinking that a possession charge or other prescription drug offense will be treated lightly because your case does not involve a classic street drug. Prosecutors and judges are well aware of the progression of opioid medication, which is the biggest source of charges, to heroin, as well as the surge in overdoses over the last decade. A prescription drug lawyer in the New Brunswick Office of The Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall will insure that you are competently represented and achieve the most favorable outcome of your case. Our attorneys handle distribution of prescription drugs and related violations throughout Middlesex County, including in Perth Amboy, New Brunswick, Carteret and Edison. Call us now at 732-246-7126 for immediate assistance.