Roxycontin (Roxicodone) Possession, Intent to Distribute, Fraud & Forgery Charges
A prescription drug that is very popular in the illegal market is roxycontin. This pharmaceutical is a opiate based narcotic that dulls the sensation of pain in the brain. Roxycontin is also known as Roxy, Roxicontin, Roxycodone, Roxicodone, and Roxies. Given the effect of the medication on the body and its addictive nature, individuals can get themselves into doctor shopping or any other tactics to obtain illegal possession of roxicodone. Prescription fraud, forgery and distribution of prescription drugs are all offenses our attorneys encounter in representing those charged with roxycontin-related offenses. The legal team at our law firm possesses over 100 years of collective experience including Jonathan F. Marshall, a former prosecutor licensed almost 25 years ago, Colin Bonus, a criminal lawyer with approximately 30 years of experience, and Tom Martin and William Wackowski, who each have over 15 years in practice. One of our lawyers is available 24/7 to assist you. To learn more about how we can help, call 1-877-450-8301.
People often mistake roxycontin as the exact same drug as oxycontin. While both drugs are comprised of oxycodone, hence, the reference to the drug as roxycodone, the drugs act differently when administered. Oxys act on a time release basis whereas roxiicontin acts almost immediately. This can translate into an enhanced number of pills necessary to sustain an addiction. This medication can be extremely addicting and can result in overdose. If you believe you or someone you know may be overdosing on roxicontin, contact the American Association of Poison Control at 1-800-222-1222 or visit its website at http://www.aapcc.org.
New Jersey Laws for Roxycontin Charges
- N.J.S.A. 2C:35-13. Prescription Fraud. Any act undertaken to acquire prescription drugs using misrepresentation, fraud, or deception, is a third-degree criminal offense.
- N.J.S.A. 2C:21-1. Prescription Forgery. This statute makes it a third-degree crime to engage in prescription forgery by making, completing, executing, authenticating or transferring a writing for the purpose of obtaining a prescription drug.
- N.J.S.A. 2C:35-10.5. Possession Without a Prescription & Distribution. This law renders it a fourth-degree crime to possess 1 to 4 pills, a third-degree offense for possessing 5 to 99 pills, and a second-degree crime to be in possession of more than 100 units.
If you would like more information regarding the law associated with a roxicontin charge, one of our attorneys is available to assist you. Initial consultations with defense lawyers are always complimentary. To learn more, contact us at 1-877-450-8301.