The prescription drug epidemic that began sweeping through New Jersey in the late 2000’s is still rearing its ugly head. Prescription drug abuse has been running rampant throughout New Jersey, including in Hunterdon and Somerset County for years now. Law enforcement as a whole has been out in full force trying to arrest and prosecute anyone and everyone that is alleged to be involved in the drug market, whether it be the use or distribution of. Since prescription drugs are one of the main links to the heroin epidemic that is now destroying lives throughout New Jersey, the prosecutors are aggressively prosecuting these types of cases. If you or a loved one has been arrested and charged with the distribution of prescription drugs, the manufacturing of prescription drugs or the possession of prescription drugs, the Somerset County criminal defense lawyer at Keith Oliver Criminal Law can help. These are very serious charges and should not be taken lightly.
Just to show you how serious New Jersey takes these types of offenses, in 1999 the legislature had to create a separate section of the drug statute to cover these types of offense. In doing so, the legislature decided to drastically increase the already steep fines. If you would like to speak to one of the criminal defense attorneys at Keith Oliver Criminal Law then please contact us at (908) 533-1064. We can go over the specific facts of your case and formulate a game plan that works best to suit your needs. We have been defending clients accused of the unlawful possession of Xanax, the distribution of Oxycontin, the possession of marijuana with the intent to distribute and the distributing of heroin in courts throughout New Jersey, including courts throughout Somerset and Hunterdon County. Some of those courts include the Hunterdon County Superior Court, the Somerset County Superior Court, the Clinton Municipal Court, the Flemington Municipal Court, the Raritan Municipal Court, the Readington Municipal Court, the North Plainfield Municipal Court and the Watchung Municipal Court. Our initial consultations are free of costs, so if you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact us. Now here is some more information on prescription drug charges.
Prescription Drug Possession Charges in Flemington NJ
Prescription Drug Charges in NJ: NJSA 2C:35-10.5
As touched upon earlier, in 1999 the legislature was forced to create a new section of the criminal code in order to better prosecute prescription drug charges. The subsection that was created is NJSA 2C:35-10.5. This subsection will cover the possession of prescription legend drugs and the distribution of prescription legend drugs. It is important to note here that a Defendant charged with a prescription legend drug offense under NJSA 2C:35-10.5 will also most likely be charged with a similar offense under NJSA 2C:35-10 and/or NJSA 2C:35-5. NJSA 2C:35-10 is the governing statute in New Jersey for all other drug possession offenses and NJSA 2C:35-5 is the governing statute for all other drug distribution offenses. If the Defendant is alleged to have distributed the prescription legend drug in a park and/or school zone then they will also be charged with a separate offense under NJSA 2C:35-7. For more information on those offenses, please click the corresponding links. If you have been arrested and charged with the possession of a prescription legend drug with the intent to distribute, the criminal defense attorneys at Keith Oliver Criminal Law can help. Here is a list of some of the most common prescription drug offenses that we handle.
- Possession of Prescription Legend Drugs;
- Distribution of Prescription Legend Drugs;
- Obtaining a Prescription Legend Drug by Fraud;
- Possession of Fraudulent Scripts.
Some of the most common prescription drugs that we see most frequently are the following.
Oxycontin Possession Lawyers in Somerset County NJ
If you have been charged with a criminal offense like the possession of prescription drugs, the possession of heroin, the possession of cocaine with the intent to distribute, the distribution of marijuana in Somerset County, the Keith Oliver Criminal Law can help. Regardless of the underlying offense, all drug charges in New Jersey are serious offense and as such require the assistance of an experienced criminal defense lawyer. If you would like to speak to one of our criminal defense attorneys about your options then please contact us at (908) 533-1064. We serve all of Somerset and Hunterdon County, including towns like Clinton, Flemington, North Plainfield, Watchung, Bedminster, Readington, Montgomery, Far Hills and Bernards.