Prescription fraud abuse has increased over the past few years, partially due to the increase of internet based pharmacies. It is estimated by the US Department of Health that one third of all drug abuse is prescription drug abuse. New Jersey law enforcement is cracking down on prescription fraud drug crimes and if you are facing charges, you will need a skilled, forceful defense to avoid a conviction that will follow you for the rest of your life.
Prescription drug crimes include:
Drug charges connected with prescription drugs can be very complex. For example if you are charged with possession, you could also be charged with intent to distribute. Guard against being convicted of a serious crime by retaining a East Brunswick drug crime attorney from the Law Offices of Ryan E. Gilbert, LLC. We are aggressive advocates who work tirelessly to ensure our clients are not needlessly incarcerated or fined for prescription drug crimes.
Being in possession of prescription pads is against the law unless you are a licensed physician, dentist, or veterinarian. If convicted of illegal possession or distribution of prescription drugs, you can face up to 5 years in prison and a $300,000 fine depending on the quantity of the drug listed in the charges. If you are drug tested and found to have a controlled substance in your system, you can be charged with prescription fraud if you do not have a valid prescription for that drug. The most abused prescription drugs are OxyContin, Vicodin and Adderol.
These drugs are known to be highly addictive and depending on the facts in your case, we might be able to get your charges reduced or dismissed if you are suffering from addition to these drugs. We have more than a decade of experience to apply in your defense.
Contact us for a free case evaluation at (866) 760-6430. We have helped hundreds of people facing prescription drug charges in New Jersey.