Prescription Drug Theft
The most common variety of prescription legend drug offense that crops up in Ocean County may well involve theft by unlawful taking. The potential factual scenarios in which this charge can arise are almost limitless. Unlawful taking can arise from theft by employees, for example, a nurse, doctor, pharmacist, or almost anyone else who has the ability to become in contact with pain killers, psychotropic, and other forms of pharmaceuticals and/or blank prescriptions or pads. This prescription drug offense is often accompanied by a charge for illegal possession of a prescription legend drug, so it is likely that you are facing multiple violations if you landed on this page. What you should know is that our lawyers have many years of experience representing nurses, doctors, pharmacists and others in the medical field who have been charged with stealing drugs, blanks or tablets. We have obviously also handled hundreds of cases involving those outside the medical field as this is probably the primary source of these cases. Irrespective of the facts that resulted in your arrest, rest assured, we have the skill needed to help you dealing with your arrest in Jackson, Lacey, Berkeley, Barnegat, Manchester or another town in Ocean County. We have over 100 years of collective experience defending these charges, including considerable time in the capacity of county and municipal prosecutors. Call us anytime 24/7 from a free initial consultation at (732) 286-6500.
This crime arises out of theft of either prescription legend drugs themselves or the means to obtain prescription legend drugs (i.e. prescription pads). Anyone who engages in theft by deception to obtain a prescription pad or blank for illegally obtaining prescription drugs may be found guilty under N.J.S.A. 2C:20-3. These types of charges for theft by deception/prescription theft is usually charged as a 3rd degree crime under the statute which is punishable by up to 5 years in prison and fines that can reach as high as $100,000. When a person is charged with prescription theft in Ocean County, as previously stated, the charges frequently will be accompanied by criminal charges for the offense of prescription fraud (N.J.S.A. 2C:35-13) and/or prescription forgery (N.J.S.A. 2C:21-1). Both of these offenses also are typically charged as a 3rd degree offenses carrying with them prison time of between three and five years and more fines.Brick Township Prescription Drug Theft Lawyers
Whether you or someone you love has been charged with prescription theft, prescription fraud, prescription forgery, illegal possession of prescription legend drugs or possession with intent to distribute a prescription legend drug, you cannot afford to face these charges without a skilled criminal lawyer. The team of defense lawyers at Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall have the qualifications you are looking for with over 100 years defending prescription legend drug offenses in Toms River, Lakewood, Brick, Stafford, Little Egg Harbor and elsewhere in Ocean County. In fact, our staff is even comprised of former Ocean County prosecutors, who know the ins and outs of each of these different offenses. So please, if you or someone you know has been charged with one of these serious offenses, do not hesitate to contact us today to speak with an experienced attorney about the particulars of your case.
Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall, 250 Washington St Toms River, NJ 08753, defends client charged with prescription drug theft in Jackson, Lacey, Berkeley, Barnegat, Manchester, Toms River, Lakewood, Brick, Stafford, Little Egg Harbor and elsewhere in Ocean County.