Hackensack, NJ, Prescription Drug Lawyer Adam M. Lustberg Explains Penalties for Violating New Jersey Prescription Drug Laws

Hackensack, NJ prescription drug attorney Adam M. Lustberg publishes a new article (https://www.lustberglaw.com/drug-crimes/prescription-drug-offenses-lawyer/) which explains the penalties for violating prescription drug laws in New Jersey. The lawyer mentions that if someone has been charged with possession of a prescription drug without a valid prescription, the penalties will depend on the dosage units possessed.

“It is a crime to possess prescription drugs that have not been prescribed by a medical professional or to distribute even legally prescribed drugs to others without a valid medical license. In New Jersey, an individual may face criminal charges for unlawful possession, possession for the purpose of sale, trafficking, manufacture, or distribution of a prescription drug,” says the Hackensack, NJ prescription drug attorney.

The lawyer explains that there is an epidemic of opioid abuse in the United States today. New Jersey’s legal system is making serious efforts to end prescription drug abuse, tampering, fraud, and “doctor buying.” As many prescriptions for addictive narcotics hit the market, the opportunities for the use and abuse of illegal prescription drugs are also increasing.

Attorney Adam M. Lustberg says that often prescription drug addiction begins innocently when a patient is legally prescribed a narcotic such as Xanax or Vicodin and becomes addicted to it. Once the prescription period is over, the patient can attempt to obtain the drug illegally. Doctor shopping is an illegal behavior that involves the patient changing doctors to obtain a narcotic prescription.

In the article, attorney Lustberg says that if someone is charged with knowingly possessing a prescription drug without a valid prescription, they will be charged with a disorderly person offense. If found guilty, the penalty can be up to six months in prison and a $1,000 fine. It will be a felony if someone is found with four or less units of prescription drugs.

According to attorney Adam M. Lustberg, “If you are a first-time offender charged with a fourth-degree felony in New Jersey, you may be eligible for pretrial intervention (PTI), drug court, or a diversion program in which charges can be terminated if you successfully complete a period of temporary probation.If you illegally possessed 5 to 100 units of prescription drugs, penalties include 3 to 5 years in NJ State Prison and a fine of up to $200,000.

Finally, the attorney stresses the importance of having a qualified defense attorney when charged with possession of a prescription drug without a valid prescription. An experienced lawyer may be able to help the accused protect their rights and freedom.

About Lustberg Law Offices, LLC

Lustberg Law Offices, LLC works on criminal cases in New Jersey or New York. He has earned a reputation for delivering results to clients. Attorney Adam M. Lustberg understands the difficulties that can arise when someone faces serious criminal charges. They will answer questions and work with the client to help them understand what is happening and the next steps for their case. Call them today to make an appointment.

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