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 distribute, and prescription fraud/forgery involving percocet. If you were arrested or charged with any one of these prescription drug offenses, our attorneys have the experience to ensure that you escape this dilemma 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 over 25 years, Colin Bonus has over 30 years of experience, and Thomas Martin and William Wackowski also have 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 a 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 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 in NJ
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.