New Jersey Prescription Drug Crimes Lawyers

New Jersey Prescription Drug Crimes Lawyers

Prescription Drug Offense Lawyers in Haddonfield, NJ

The consequences of any criminal charge involving prescription drugs are serious. Whether you’ve been charged with selling prescription drugs, fraudulently obtaining these medications, or simply possessing them, you could be facing imprisonment and significant fines.

A prescription drug crimes lawyer at Agre & St. John can help you build a robust defense to the criminal charges you’re facing. Contact us today for a free consultation.

Prescription Drug Crimes in Haddonfield, NJ

Our South Jersey law firm has seen a rise in defendants seeking help with charges for prescription drug offenses. In addition to more routine charges involving possession and distribution, we help clients defend against claims involving prescription fraud, manufacture of counterfeit prescription drugs, and running pill mills.

We know how serious the penalties for prescription drug crimes in New Jersey are, and we’re ready to craft a strong defense on your behalf.

Our New Jersey prescription drug crimes lawyers handle all types of pharmaceutical drug charges for clients in Camden County, Burlington County, Gloucester County, Atlantic County, Cumberland County, and Salem County. We’re familiar with charges involving pharmaceutical drugs like the following:

  • Adderall (mixed amphetamine salts)
  • Ambien (zolpidem)
  • Ativan (lorazepam)
  • Codeine
  • Concerta (methylphenidate)
  • Demerol (meperidine)
  • Dexedrine (dextroamphetamine)
  • Dilaudid (hydromorphone)
  • Fentanyl
  • Halcion (triazolam)
  • Hydrocodone
  • Klonopin (clonazepam)
  • Lunesta (eszopiclone)
  • Methadose (methadone)
  • Morphine
  • Nembutal (Pentobarbital)
  • OxyContin (oxycodone)
  • Percocet (oxycodone/paracetamol)
  • Percodan (Oxycodone/aspirin)
  • ProSom (estazolam)
  • Ritalin (methylphenidate)
  • Sonata (zaleplon)
  • Suboxone (buprenorphine/naloxone)
  • Subutex (buprenorphine)
  • Valium (diazepam)
  • Vicodin (hydrocodone/paracetamol)
  • Xanax (alprazolam)

Whether the pharmaceutical drug crime you’re accused of involves opioids, stimulants, depressants, or other types of medications, you could be facing serious consequences. We can help you understand what’s at stake and what legal options are available to you.

Don’t face criminal charges alone – contact Agre & St. John today for experienced legal representation that will fight to protect your rights.

Types of Prescription Drug Crimes

Certain pharmaceutical drugs are only legally available in the United States with a prescription from a doctor or another licensed medical provider. Unlawfully having these drugs on your person, giving or selling them to someone else, or obtaining them through deception may constitute a criminal offense.

Our prescription drug offense attorneys in Haddonfield, NJ, represent clients accused of crimes like the following.

Prescription Drug Possession Charges

Being in possession of prescription medications that aren’t prescribed to you is illegal in New Jersey unless you’re a doctor. Depending on the amount of prescription drugs illegally in your possession, you could be facing up to years of jail time and fines amounting to hundreds of thousands of dollars.

Prescription Drug Distribution Charges

Giving away or selling prescription drugs can land you in more trouble than merely possessing them, especially if you’re distributing them in large quantities.

Charges of Prescription Fraud

You could also face charges for the way you attain prescription drugs that aren’t prescribed to you. Obtaining prescription-only pharmaceutical drugs through any fraudulent or deceptive means could constitute prescription fraud. Prescription fraud includes the following activities, among others:

  • Forging prescriptions for yourself or others
  • Misrepresenting yourself as someone else to obtain prescription drugs
  • Doctor shopping, or visiting multiple physicians and withholding from those practitioners information about the medications you are prescribed in an attempt to get larger quantities of drugs

Prescription Forgery Charges

Forging a prescription for drugs not ordered for you by a physician is a separate offense as well as a form of prescription drug fraud. Prescription drug forgery often means writing a medication order and signing it in someone else’s name (particularly, that of a medical practitioner who would be authorized to prescribe controlled substances). Forgery also encompasses altering a legitimate prescription given to you by a doctor in an attempt to increase the dosage or quantity of medication you receive.

Prescription Theft Charges

To aid in prescription forgery or other forms of prescription fraud, a person may steal a medical practitioner’s prescription pad. This theft is a separate punishable offense from the forgery or fraud by which the individual attempts to obtain prescription pills for themselves or others.

Disorderly Persons Offenses for Unlawful Use of Prescription Drugs

Being under the influence of a prescription drug that was not prescribed to you could get you charged with a disorderly persons offense. Although this charge is classified as a misdemeanor in New Jersey rather than a felony or indictable offense, it could still result in jail time and fines.

Illegal possession of small quantities of prescription pills that weren’t lawfully prescribed to you by a doctor may also result in disorderly persons charges in NJ. Possession of greater quantities of unlawful prescription drugs is an indictable offense in New Jersey.

Charges for Selling Counterfeit Prescription Drugs

Manufacturing and selling knockoff prescription drugs may leave offenders facing charges related to fraud as well as illegal distribution of drugs.

Pill Mill Charges for Doctors

Licensed medical practitioners are permitted to prescribe controlled substances to patients. However, doctors and other providers may face criminal charges if they’re accused of running “pill mills” through which they distribute prescription drugs, typically opioid pain medications with a high potential for abuse, to patients in large quantities and without medical need.

Making sense of the different charges and degrees for prescription drug offenses requires knowledge of the legal system. For help understanding what you’ve been charged with and what your next steps should be, reach out to experienced New Jersey prescription drug crimes lawyers.

Take control of your defense – schedule a confidential consultation with Agre & St. John’s experienced criminal defense team to discuss your case and explore your legal options.

How Our New Jersey Prescription Drug Crimes Lawyers Can Help

When you’ve been charged with a criminal offense, it’s a serious legal matter. Your freedom and your financial well-being are now at stake.

Our prescription drug offense attorneys in Haddonfield, NJ, are here to help. Here’s how we can serve you:

  • Helping you understand the charges, their potential penalties, and the evidence the prosecution has against you
  • Carrying out our own investigation to identify evidence that supports your defense and any flaws in the prosecution’s case
  • Developing a strong defense strategy to increase the chances of a more favorable outcome for you
  • Advocating for your interests and your legal rights at every stage of the legal process
  • Representing you in legal proceedings, including the trial and any pre-trial interventions or negotiations

You’re bound to have questions about what’s ahead. A prescription drug crimes defense attorney has the answers.

Contact New Jersey Prescription Drug Crimes Lawyers at Agre & St. John Today for a Free Consultation

Worrying about the charges against you won’t help. You need to take action, and that means bringing in professional legal representation.

For help from a prescription drug crimes attorney in Haddonfield, NJ, contact Agre & St. John online or call 856-454-8674 today.

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