Ocean County Prescription Drug Charges
Trouble just seems to follow some people. A lakewood woman who had just been found guilty of aggravated assault in Ocean County Superior Court, was arrested for illegal possession of prescription drugs. She was allegedly attempting to obtain a prescription through forgery or fraud. The narcotics in question were oxycodone pills. The Ocean County suspect apparently obtained a legitimate prescription for the drugs and then attempted to alter it to allow her to obtain a refill(s). Representatives at the pharmacy were suspicious, called the doctor to confirm the discrepancy, and then the police.
The woman is already on probation and will undoubtedly be violated for picking up these new charges. She can expect Third Degree Offenses of Obtaining Prescription Drugs by Forgery or Fraud and Theft by Deception. The jail exposure when she is sentenced in Ocean County shall be 0 to 5 years in jail. It should be noted, however, that this suspect no longer enjoys the presumption against incarceration as she already has a felony conviction on her record. There is a good chance of jail in this case absent approval for drug court.
If you’re charged with prescription drug charges, you should speak with an attorney familiar with Ocean County Superior Court to find out what options are available. Our experienced Ocean County criminal lawyers can be reached 24/7 at (732) 286-6500. Call today to speak with a lawyer that can help you with your prescription drug charges.