Prescription Theft Charges
Prescription Theft: Pads, Blanks & Tablets
NJ Criminal Attorneys & Former Prosecutors
Theft of pads is probably the most frequently encountered prescription drug offense in our New Jersey practice. This charge is, in layman’s terms, stealing a prescription blank, prescription tablet or prescription pad. The common scenario is a cleaning person, a patient, a contractor or the like, taking stolen pads and getting arrested when attempting to fill the prescription. Our law firm, the Law Offices of Jonathan Marshall, has occasion to represent many individuals each year who have been charged with fraudulently attempting to fill a stolen prescription. In doing so, our lawyers have developed a expertise in defending individuals charged with theft of blanks, attempting to obtain prescription drugs by fraud, and prescription forgery. An attorney is available to educate you regarding NJ law and to provide you with the information you need to make decisions regarding your defense. Our attorneys are available 24/7 at 1-877-450-8301. Initial consultations are without charge.
New Jersey Law Governing Prescription Theft
A theft by deception committed for the purpose of fraudulently filling a pad, blank or form, is actually multi-layered. An individual faced with an arrest under this scenario is typically charged with not only a theft under N.J.S.A. 2C:20-3 but also prescription forgery and prescription fraud under N.J.S.A. 2C:21-1 and N.J.S.A. 2C:35-13, respectively. These charges, in addition to the theft, are usually filed as Third Degree crimes. A Third Degree offense involves potential fines exceeding $100,000, other assessments and up to 5 years in jail. A conviction can also give rise to a drivers license suspension and always results in a criminal record.
If you were arrested for allegedly stealing a pad(s), we can help you. We have enjoyed some extraordinary results in these matters and there is no reason that our attorneys cannot accomplish the same for you. Speak to a lawyer immediately to get the information and answers you are seeking.