Ritalin Possession, Intent to Distribute, Fraud & Forgery Charges
The defense attorneys at the Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall defend individuals charged with ritalin-related offenses. These charges have become more prevalent as students and young adults turn to ritalin, an attention deficit medication, for enhanced energy and increased attention span. Insofar as ritalin is a controlled dangerous substance, it cannot be dispensed, distributed, or possessed without a valid prescription. Where a prescription is lacking, criminal culpability follows and so too the need for the assistance of an experienced attorney. Our lawyers possess the knowledge and skills you are looking, having handled these cases for decades. Take advantage of speaking to a seasoned drug defense lawyer without charge at 1-877-450-8301. We would be happy to assist you in defending your Monmouth County, Union County, Middlesex County, Ocean County, Essex County, Hudson County, Morris County, or Mercer County New Jersey case.
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Penalties for Common Ritalin Offenses
Ritalin is a Schedule II Controlled Dangerous Substance and therefore strict regulatory guidelines apply to the drug. These rules include a requirement that ritalin be possessed, distributed, or prescribed consistent with NJ law. It is a crime of the fourth or third degree to possess ritalin without a valid prescription. Illegal possession of ritalin carries fines and jail of up to 5 years in jail. Possession with intent to distribute involves even greater penalties, including the possibility of significant jail time of up to 20 years in prison. Other ritalin-related offenses include forging a prescription or engaging in fraud to obtain the drug, and these charges are also felonies.
If you have been charged with possession, intent to distribute, prescription forgery or fraud, relating to ritalin, it is important for you to seek advice from a knowledgeable attorney. The lawyers at the Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall can provide you with the representation you need to avoid a conviction and/or reduce penalties. Please do not hesitate to contact us to speak to one of our attorneys as initial consultations are always without charge. A lawyer is ready to assist you now at 1-877-450-8301.