Percocet Possession, Intent to Distribute, Fraud & Forgery
Percocet may be the most commonly prescribed drug following a surgery. The effect of this pain medication on the body can become very enticing and this can lead to Percocet charges like possession without a valid prescription , possession with intent to distribut e , and prescription fraud /forgery involving Percocet. If you were arrested or charged with any one of these offenses, our attorneys have the experience to insure that you escape this dilemna with minimum damage. In fact, we believe that the lawyers on our defense team have an extraordinary amount of knowledge in this area of criminal law. Jonathan Marshall is a former prosecutor who has been defending cases for almost 20 years in practice, Colin Bonus has nearly 30 years of experience, and Thomas V. Campo is also a former County prosecutor with over 15 years of criminal expertise. To learn more about how we can assist you or to obtain additional information regarding a Percocet charge, do not hesitate to contact us anytime 24/7 at 1-877-450-8301. An attorney on our staff would be happy to answer your questions.
Percocet is a narcotic pain medicine. It is combination of oxycodone and acetaminophen. The street names for Percocet are Percs, 512s, Paulas, and Blue Dynamite. This drug is highly addictive and a Schedule II Controlled Dangerous Substance (CDS) that cannot be possessed or distributed without a prescription. If an individual is in possession of Percocet without a script, he can be charged with a Third Degree crime. Selling or Distributing Percocet is even more serious and can even give rise to Second Degree or First Degree offenses. Another variety of this offense is prescription forgery or fraud involving Percocet. These are customarily Third Degree crimes.
Penalties for Percocet Violations
It is a third degree crime that carries a $50,000 fine for a person to obtain Percocet by using a forging or fraudulently obtained prescription. It is a third degree crime for a person to possess or distribute between 5 and 100 units of Percocet. This grade of charge involves fines of up to $200,000. It is a second degree crime for a person to possess or distribute more than 100 units of Percocet. A second degree conviction involves jail exposure of up to 10 years and maximum fines of $300,000.
With legal repercussions such as these, a person charged with a prescription drug offense involving Percocet should immediately seek advice from an experienced attorney. The lawyers at The Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall have decades of experience and the skills necessary to protect you. Reach a lawyer from our firm immediately at 1-877-450-8301 if you are in need of assistance.