Prescription Drug Crimes Lawyer Morristown, NJ
New Jersey Criminal Attorney Handles Prescription Drug Possession and Distribution Cases in Morris County and Essex County, NJ
People often become addicted to prescription medications unintentionally. They initially receive a legal prescription from a doctor but become unable to live without the medication. When the refills run out, they still need the drug and try to obtain it illegally. Because having prescription medication without a legitimate prescription is against the law, these individuals become unwittingly involved in the criminal justice system. If you have been charged with any type of prescription drug crime in New Jersey, talk to an experienced NJ criminal defense lawyer right away.
At the Morris County law firm of Hanlon Dunn Robertson Schwartz, our legal team includes former prosecutors and an attorney certified in criminal trial law by the Supreme Court of New Jersey. The collective legal experience of our four partners exceeds 100 years. This combination of experience and legal knowledge makes our criminal lawyers formidable both in the courtroom and during negotiations with prosecutors when a client faces a prescription drug charge.
Most Common Prescription Drug Crimes in Rockaway, New Jersey
Some of the most common prescription drug charges in New Jersey include:
- Possession of five or more doses of a prescription medication without a valid prescription, usually a fourth degree crime.
- Stealing a prescription pad from a doctor, an offense that is often combined with other prescription drug crimes and fraud or forgery, adding up to a third degree crime.
- Forging a drug prescription.
- Distributing prescription drugs, which could be charged as a fourth degree crime if the amount being sold is less than five doses.
- Posing as someone else to obtain prescription drugs.
The drugs most frequently linked to prescription medication crimes in New Jersey include:
- Fentanyl, morphine, oxycodone, and other opioids.
- Valium, Xanax, and other central nervous system depressants.
- Dexedrine, Adderall, and other stimulants.
Special Programs to Help Those Charged with Prescription Drug Crimes in Denville, NJ
Individuals charged for the first time with nonviolent prescription drug offenses in NJ may be eligible for pre-trial intervention (PTI). If accepted into the PTI program, drug crime defendants receive addiction counseling and treatment. They may continue to live at home and work or attend school while under the supervision of the drug court. Individuals who complete their programs successfully may be eligible for dismissal of the prescription drug charges and expungement after a probationary period. Our New Jersey prescription drug lawyers advise clients about their eligibility for PTI programs.
Contact Our Parsippany Prescription Drug Defense Attorneys Today for a Free Consultation
If you face charges involving prescription drugs in New Jersey, our Morris County law firm can help. Our experienced NJ drug crime lawyers fight hard for the rights and futures of clients charged with illegal possession of prescription drugs and related crimes. To learn how our attorneys can defend you and seek the best possible outcome in your case, call Hanlon Dunn Robertson Schwartz in Morristown today. You may also use our online contact form.
We handle prescription drug cases throughout Morris County, including Parsippany-Troy Hills, Morristown, Washington Township, Mount Arlington, Dover, Roxbury, East Hanover Township, Victory Gardens, Boonton, Rockaway, and Denville, New Jersey.