New Jersey Rohypnol (Flunitrazepam) Defense Attorneys
The club drug rohypnol, also referred to as flunitrazepam, is viewed with particular disfavor under NJ law by virtue of its classification as a date rape chemical. If you were arrested for possession or for intent to distribute rohypnol/flunitrazepam, you need to take these charges seriously. Depending on the circumstances of your charges, you are exposed to fines of up to $250,000, as well as jail of up to 20 years. Our experienced drug defense lawyers will insure that your interests are protected and that these repercussions are minimized or eliminated altogether. Our attorneys have been handling these types of cases in New Jersey for decades and are ready to put their skills to work for you. An attorney is available now at 1-877-450-8301. Initial consultations are always without charge so you should not hesitate to contact us to discuss your pending case in Monmouth County, Middlesex County, Union County, Mercer County, Hudson County, Essex County, Ocean County or elsewhere in New Jersey.
Rohypnol also goes by the name of flunitrazepam. Its street names include roofies, rophy, ruffles, ruff up, rib, roach2 , R2, Roche, Rope, Ropies, and Mexican Valium. Rohypnol is a depressant and is known as a “date rape” drug as it is tasteless, colorless, and odorless when it is crushed into powder form and added into any liquid drink. The courts in NJ view this drug with heightened severity.
Penalties for Possession of Rohypnol/Flunitrazepam
Although flunitrazepam possession is graded as a third-degree crime like many forms of CDS, a conviction carries enhanced penalties from those of other drugs. The fine for possessing rohypnol is much higher than other third-degree offenses and mandates a fine of up to $100,000. The jail exposure is up to 5 years in prison.
Penalties for Manufacturing, Selling or Distributing Rohypnol/Flunitrazepam
New Jersey has adopted enhanced penalties for date rape drugs like rohypnol. If you were charged with selling, distributing or manufacturing 1 gram or more of rohypnol, you are subject to a first-degree crime. A first-degree offense involves fines of up to $250,000 and as much as 20 years in jail. Distribution or sale of less than one gram of Flunitrazepam is a second-degree crime punishable with a fine of up to $150,000 and prison of 5 to 10 years.
It is important that you speak with a skilled attorney if you have been charged with possessing, manufacturing, or distributing rohypnol. The lawyers at the Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall are well aware of the special considerations that apply with drugs like rohypnol and will make sure that you are aggressively defended. One of our attorneys is always available to speak to perspective clients at 1-877-450-8301. A lawyer is ready to assist you now in defending your Ocean County, Monmouth County, Union County, Middlesex County, Mercer County, Hudson County, Essex County, Morris County or other NJ case.