Obtaining Prescription Drugs by Fraud in New Jersey
Criminal Defense Attorney
New Jersey has a specific law which addresses the criminal violation of prescription fraud. The statute is designated as N.J.S. 2C:35-13 and the full text of the law is contained below.
N.J.S. 2C:35-13 provides:
It shall be unlawful for any person to acquire or obtain possession of a controlled dangerous substance or controlled substance analog by misrepresentation, fraud, forgery, deception or subterfuge. It shall be unlawful for any person to acquire or obtain possession of a forged or fraudulent certificate of destruction required pursuant to N.J.S.2C:35-21. A violation of this section shall be a crime of the third degree except that, notwithstanding the provisions of subsection b. of N.J.S.2C:43-3, a fine of up to $50,000.00 may be imposed. Nothing in this section shall be deemed to preclude or limit a prosecution for theft as defined in chapter 20 of this title.