PRESCRIPTION DRUG CHARGE
Legal Representation for Prescription Drug Possession Offenses in Atlantic City, New Jersey
Prescription drugs have been instrumental in advancing medical treatment options. However, their addictive and mood-altering qualities have led to increased use and, consequently, possession charges. Facing prescription drug possession charges can be daunting, which is why it is imperative to seek experienced legal representation that can increase your chances of keeping you out of jail and the criminal justice system.
At Spodek Law Group, we specialize in handling prescription drug possession offenses in areas such as Atlantic City, Brigantine, Hammonton, Egg Harbor Township, Pleasantville, Galloway, Hamilton and Buena Vista. Our attorneys’ wealth of knowledge in this area allows us to provide solutions for our clients’ legal woes. To get started with addressing your prescription drug charge-related issue or case today, contact our office at 212-300-5196 to take advantage of a free consultation session.
Defining Prescription Drugs According to New Jersey Law
The term “Prescription Legend Drug,” according to New Jersey law (N.J.S.A 2C:35-10.5(e)), refers to any drug requiring dispensation via a licensed physician’s order or prescription order from a dentist or veterinarian professional. Such drugs are required by law to bear the statement “Rx only” or similar labeling terms on them.
What Amounts to Prescription Drug Possession?
In New Jersey state laws governing Prescription Drug Possession cases under (N.J.S.A 2C:35-10.5(e)), the illegal possession of “prescription legend drugs” typically involves having these medications without a valid prescription or authorization from a certified physician or pharmacist alongside failure to meet established professional standards carrying these drugs truly legally as expected.
Possession of prescription drugs can manifest either in actual physical possession or as constructive possession. Thus pharmacological ownership even when pills not necessarily carried on ones body still constitute potential Prescription Drug Possession charges. Accusations may arise because pharmaceuticals having been located in an apartment, car or office may still imply a substantial likelihood of access and wrongful use.
What Penalties Should You Expect If Convicted For Prescription Drugs Offense?
The severity of the punishment meted out depends on the dosage amount involved. Possession of more than five (5) doses amounts to a fourth-degree indictable offense enforcing maximum sentence levels of up to eighteen (18) months in jail coupled with possible fines reaching up to $10,000.
Contrarily occupying fewer than four doses implies facing a disorderly persons charge with potential repercussions of six (6) months imprisonment and/or fine levels even exceeding one thousand USD.
We Are Your Bet
At Spodek Law Group, we infuse professional expertise and experience towards handling prescription drug possession charges. Whether your criminal record is relatively clean or blemished by prior offenses, our team can explore options applicable for you through diversionary programs like Pre-Trial Intervention.
You too today can take advantage of our experienced profession prowess covering areas such as Somers Point, Absecon, Northfield or Margate City among others all within Atlantic County jurisdiction by contacting us at 212-300-5196 for guidance taking proactive steps towards resolving your legal issues today seize this chance now!
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