Prescription Drug Charges
Prescription Drug Lawyers in Freehold NJ
New Jersey as a whole over the last fifteen years has seen a drastic increase in prescription drug abuse. It got so bad in 1999 that the legislature chose to enact separate legislation in an attempt to combat the prescription drug epidemic. As a result, N.J.S.A. 2C:35-10.5 was created. As you will see below, this statute will cover Defendants charged with not only possessing prescription drugs but possessing prescription drugs with the intent to distribute and distributing prescription drugs as well. Regardless of whether a Defendant is convicted of distributing prescription drugs or simply possessing them, they will still face not only a potentially lengthy State prison sentence but high fines as well. These are serious charges that should not be taken lightly. Over the last five years, the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office and the local Police Departments throughout the county have been out in full force trying to catch anyone and everyone accused of distributing prescription drugs. In recent times, the amount of Doctors arrested and charged with distributing prescription drugs have skyrocketed. If you have been arrested and charged with possessing or distributing Xanax, Oxycontin, Roxy’s, Valium or Percocets, in Monmouth County the Law Offices of Proetta & Oliver can help.
Our attorneys have been representing clients charged with a violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:35-10.5 in Monmouth County for years now. If you would like to come into our office and have a face to face free consultation with Mr. Oliver or one of the other attorneys at our office, then please contact us directly at (732)858-6959. We can discuss the specific facts of your case and formulate a game plan that works best for your needs. We are well aware of what a criminal conviction let alone a felony drug conviction an do to someone’s life. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact us. Our attorneys defend these types of charges in courts throughout Monmouth County, including Ocean Township, Wall Township, Belmar, Rumson, Fair Haven, Freehold, Manalapan, Middletown, Holmdel, Aberdeen, Marlboro and Howell. Now here is some more information on a few of the potential prescription drug offenses that a Defendant may find themselves facing.
Middletown NJ Prescription Drug Defense Attorneys
As stated above, N.J.S.A. 2C:35-10.5 covers not only possessing prescription drugs but distributing them as well. Depending on the charge, a Defendant could find themselves facing either a second, third or fourth degree felony or even a disorderly persons offense (misdemeanor). Therefore, the potential penalties can range from a ten (10) year prison sentence with a fine up to $300,0000 to a six (6) month jail sentence with a fine up to $1,000. With that being said, most Defendant charged under this section of the New Jersey Criminal Code may also find themselves facing charged under N.J.S.A. 2C:35-10 or N.J.S.A. 2C:35-5. Those sections cover both possession of controlled dangerous substances and distribution of a controlled dangerous substances.
If you have been charged with a prescription legend drug offense, the Law Offices of Proetta & Oliver can help. We represent clients charged with various different prescription drug offenses, including but not limited too:
- Possession of Prescription Legend Drugs
- Possession with Intent to Distribute / Distributing Prescription Legend Drugs
- Obtaining a Prescription Legend Drug by Fraud
- Under the Influence of a Prescription Legend Drug
- Possession of Fraudulent Prescriptions
Experienced Monmouth County NJ Prescription Drug Attorneys
Ever since the direct correlation was drawn between the use and/or abuse of prescription drugs and heroin, law enforcement has been out in full force trying to combat this problem. If you have been arrested and charged with the possession of heroin, the distribution of cocaine, the possession marijuana with the intent to distribute or possession of prescription legend drugs in Monmouth County you need to speak to an experienced criminal defense attorney immediately. The potential penalties that one faces if convicted of any of the aforementioned charges are life changing. If you would like to have a free consultation today with Mr. Oliver then please contact us directly at (732)858-6959. We are well aware that no two clients let alone no two cases are the same. As such, we we pride ourselves on being able to adapt our representation in order to fulfill your needs. Whether that be a trial, motion practice or negotiating a favorable plea bargain. Our office serves all of Monmouth County, including towns like Holmdel, Hazlet, Aberdeen, Lake Como, Middletown, Manasquan, Little Silver, Oceanport and Long Branch. We are available 24/7 to help assist in anyway possible and always our initial consultations are free of costs. So if you have any questions whatsoever, please do not hesitate to contact us.