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Prescription Drug Attorney in Mercer County NJ
It is well known by now that prescription drugs have become the gateway to the heroin epidemic that has been sweeping through New Jersey as a whole but more specifically Mercer County. Doctors all over the Country are being prosecuted for the excessive prescription drug prescriptions in which they have been issuing. With that being said, it should be no surprise to hear that law enforcement throughout Mercer County is aggressively investigating and arresting anyone who is associated with prescription drugs. Whether that be the doctors who are over prescribing the drugs, the dealers selling the drugs or the users abusing the drugs. If you have been arrested for possessing or distributing Xanax, Oxycontin, Valium, Roxy’s, Hydrocodone, Dilaudid, Morphine or any other prescription drug for that matter, the Law Offices of Proetta & Oliver can help.
Our office appears in courts throughout the county including the Mercer County Superior Courthouse, the Hamilton Municipal Court, the Robbinsville Municipal Court, the Lawrence Municipal Court, the East Windsor Municipal Court and the Ewing Municipal Court. We defend clients accused of distributing cocaine, possessing heroin with the intent to distribute, possessing marijuana or distributing Oxycontin. If you would like to speak to one of our attorneys about your options then please contact us at (609)789-0779. Our initial consultations are always free so if you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact us.
Prescription Drug Lawyers in Trenton NJ
If you have been arrested and charged with a prescription drug offense it is important that you speak to an experienced prescription drug defense lawyer as soon as possible about your options. Prescription drug abuse had become so common in New Jersey that the legislatures were forced to create a separate section in the New Jersey criminal code to cover. In 1999, the legislatures added N.J.S.A. 2C:35-10.5, which “prohibits the unauthorized distribution or use of any prescription legend drug for a purpose other than proper medical treatment pursuant to a lawful prescription”. In addition, a Defendant caught possessing or distributing a prescription legend drug may also find themselves being charged under N.J.S.A. 2C:35-5 or N.J.S.A. 2C:35-10 which governs all other types of illegal drugs (i.e. heroin, cocaine, molly, marijuana). If you have been charged with any one of the following offenses, we can help.
- Possession of Prescription Legend Drugs;
- Possession of Prescription Legend Drugs with the Intent to Distribute;
- Distribution of Prescription Legend Drugs;
- Attempting to Obtain Prescription Legend Drug by Fraud;
- Possession of Fraudulent Prescription Scripts.
What are the Penalties for Prescription Drug Charges in NJ?
Depending on the underlying charge and the quantity of the prescription drug, a Defendant could be facing either a second, third or fourth degree felony or a disorderly persons offense (misdemeanor). In addition, under this section of the statute the fine is increased from $35,000 to $200,000 for a third degree felony and from $150,000 to $300,000 for a second degree felony. So as you can New Jersey does not take kindly to prescription drug offenses, especially the distribution of them.
Oxycontin Distribution Lawyers in Hamilton NJ
If you have been charged with a drug offense in Mercer County it is crucial that you speak to an experienced drug possession defense lawyer as soon as possible. Almost all drug offenses, whether it be for possession or distribution, will involve some form of a search and/or seizure. This is where an experienced criminal defense attorney can make a difference, they can seek to attack the underlying search during a suppression hearing. If successful, the charges could ultimately be dismissed outright. If you would like to speak to one of our Mercer County drug possession defense attorneys then please contact us directly at (609)789-0779. We serve all of Mercer County, including towns like West Windsor, Hamilton, Trenton, Princeton, Ewing, Hopewell, Hightstown, Pennington and Lawrenceville. We fully understand what a criminal drug conviction can do to one’s future and as such we are ready and willing to fight to protect your rights.