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Prescription Legend Drug Offenses

Toms River Prescription Offense Lawyers

For many years now, prescription drug crimes like illegal possession and intent to distribute have been on the rise. While the biggest problem we see involves opiate based pills like Xanax, Vicodin, Oxycontin, Oxycodone, Percocet, Valium, and Roxycontin, we do see other varieties of prescription cases including Adderall and Suboxone to name a two. If you possess any form of legend drug without a properly issued and valid prescription, you are likely exposed to an indictable felony. The severity of the penalties for this offense depends on whether you have been charged with a Fourth Degree, Third Degree, Second Degree or First Degree Crime crime. The attorneys at Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall have a wealth of knowledge and experience spanning 100 years combined, including time as prosecutors, with respect to Superior and Municipal Court prescription cases. We are prepared to defend you throughout Ocean County including Toms River, Brick Township, Berkeley, Jackson, Lakewood and Manchester. To speak to an attorney on our team about the offense that is pending against you, call our Toms River office at (732) 286-6500.

Prescription Charge in Ocean County New Jersey

When someone is facing a serious addiction problem and/or a criminal charge involving prescription medication, there is no substitute in our view for an attorney that is highly experienced in this area. Our lawyers deal with these issues every day and are well equipped to handle whatever variety of this offense you are facing. We represent everyone from high school and college students to physicians who have been arrested on charges of this nature. Our lawyers handle the following prescription legend drug offenses:

  • Possession of Prescription Legend Drugs
  • Distribution of Prescription Legend Drugs
  • Obtaining Drugs By Fraud
  • Prescription Forgery
  • Theft of Prescription
  • Failure to Carry A Prescription Drug In Its Original Container

These offense can come in one of four degrees including as a second degree, third degree, or fourth degree crime, or as disorderly persons offenses. The penalties vary, as previously stated, based on the grade of offense involved. For example, the potential prison term is 18 months, 5 years and 10 years for a fourth degree, third degree and second degree crime, respectively. The monetary consequences are always significant. Our lawyers have decades of experience defending all varieties of prescription crimes.

Skilled Prescription Crime Defense Attorneys

The Ocean County Prosecutor, Joseph D. Coronato, is well aware of the widespread abuse of prescription drugs and the progression that can take place to other controlled dangerous substances like heroin. For this reason, he and his Assistant Prosecutors take these cases extremely seriously. If you are facing a charge in Toms River Superior Court or in the municipal court of Ocean Township, Stafford, Seaside, Beachwood, Barnegat, or Tucketon, our qualification can make all the defense. An attorney is available now to discuss what we can do to help you avoid the penalties and criminal charge that is pending. Call us at (732) 286-6500 for immediate assistance.

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