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Possession of Prescription Drugs

Prescription drugs are certainly legal — IF you have a valid prescription for them. However, if you have these drugs and cannot produce a prescription with your name, or if you have a forged prescription, you can be charged with illegal possession of prescription drugs. Although these drugs do have medical and therapeutic uses, unlawful possession can be a felony.

Because conviction of these criminal charges can be so severe, you need an experienced drug crime attorney from the law firm of Garces, Grabler & LeBrocq on your side. We delve deeply into the details of your case and your arrest. We check to see if police had probable cause to stop or search you, or if their evidence was legally obtained. We investigate possible issues of mistaken identity or entrapment. We examine your case and present you with all possible options.

Illegal Possession of Prescription Drugs — Penalties

Penalties for unlawful possession of these drugs vary according to the amount and type of drugs you have, as well as if you have any prior convictions. Typical prescription drugs included in these crimes include:
• Adderall
• Percocet
• Ambien
• Valium
• Methadone
• Xanax
• Hydrocodone
• Oxycontin
• Dilaudid
• Demerol

Possession of narcotics such as Vicodin can be a federal crime, which, if convicted can lose you the right to vote, own a firearm, and result in prison time.

Penalties for illegal prescription drug possession include the following.

• Possession of 5 or more dosages: 4th degree felony, punishable by up to 18 months in prison
• Possession of 4 or less dosages: disorderly persons offenses, punishable by up to 6 months in county jail

Depending upon the drug, or if you plan to distribute, these penalties can be much more severe. It’s imperative you consult with a drug possession defense law firm as soon as possible for advice and assistance. A conviction of this type can affect all areas of your life — you may difficulty finding a job, negative impact on your finances, child custody issues, and loss of driver’s license.

Our Law Firm is Ready to Help

Illegal prescription drugs are a growing problem across New Jersey. Addiction can cause otherwise good people to make terrible mistakes, and find themselves facing criminal charges that can follow them for the rest of their lives.

Speak to a drug crime attorney at Garces, Grabler & LeBrocq today to start working on your case. Call us toll free at 800.923.3456 or contact us online.

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