Fentanyl Possession, Intent to Distribute & Prescription Forgery/Fraud
NJ Criminal Lawyers & Former Prosecutors
Fentanyl is a powerful pain management drug that is addictive. Individuals can resort to illegal conduct to acquire Fentanyl when they are unable to obtain the medication legally to fuel their addiction or other desires. They often get themselves involved in an offense like Possession without a Valid Prescription, Distribution or Selling (i.e. possess with intent to distribute), and prescription forgery and fraud. Any of these offenses can have a severe impact on ones life if they are caught and, if you find yourself in such a predicament, our lawyers can help you. Our defense team has over 60 years of collective experience handling criminal charges in NJ including almost 20 years of Jonathan Marshall as a prosecutor and defense lawyer, over 15 years of Thomas Campo as a prosecutor and attorney, and Colin Bonus with almost 30 years defending individuals throughout the state. An attorney would be happy to put their expertise to work for you. Attorneys knowledgeable in Fentanyl related charges are available immediately for a free initial consultation. A lawyer would be happy to speak to you now at 1-877-450-8301.
Fentanyl is a drug that has a similar effect to morphine although it is even more potent. This drug is so strong that it has been used as a substitute for heroin for people addicted to opiates. The drawback to users is that the "high" is short lived so the drug is susceptible to overdosing when used improperly. The street names for the drug are Apache, China Girl, China Town, Dance Fever, Friend, Goodfellas, Great Bear, He-man, Jackpot, King Ivory, Murder 8, TNT, Tango & Cash. This is a powerful drug that is prone to abuse when taken improperly and so too, offenses like prescription forgery and fraud, and illegal possession of the drug.
If you have been charged or arrested on a charge involving Fentanyl, you could face severe legal repercussions. For example, you are subject to the following:
- It is a third degree crime to possess at least 5 but no more than 100 units of Fentanyl without a valid prescription. You are exposed to up to 5 years in jail and thousands of dollars in fines if charged with possession of Fentanyl.
- It is a second degree crime to Possess with the Intent to Distribute 100 or more units of Fentanyl. A second degree offense like this carries 5 to 10 years in jail and maximum fines that can reach hundreds of thousands of dollars.
- Forging a Prescription or engaging in Fraud to obtain Fentanyl is typically a Third Degree charge exposing an individual to commensurate penalties.
If you have been charged with a Fentanyl related charge, it is important to retain an experienced attorney to guide you through the legal process. The lawyers at The Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall can provide you with a free initial consultation to discuss your specific case. Just call 1-877-450-8301 to speak with an attorney who is knowledgeable in charges involving Fentanyl.