New Jersey Defense Lawyers
Valium is the commonly identified label for diazepam. This prescription drug has a wide range of uses including sedation, anxiety, insomnia, vertigo, and as a muscle relaxer. Diazpam is a powerful benzodiazepine that is a scheduled controlled dangerous substance under NJ law and therefore can only be possessed or distributed with a valid prescription. If you have been charged with a valium-related offense by virtue of possessing, distributing, selling, forging a prescription, or a fraud, our lawyers are prepared to defend you. We have a defense team where every attorney has at least 15 years experience handling drug cases like these and two of the attorneys on our staff are former prosecutors. A lawyer from our office is available to assist you immediately and can be reached without obligation 24/7 at 1-877-450-8301.
Valium is a very popular drug and has been, at points in time, the most prescribed drug in the US. This is somewhat problematic when you consider that it is highly addictive and produces a pleasing high in many individuals. It is a widely used recreational drug for which there is significant distribution demand. It should therefore come as little surprise that diazepam (a.k.a. valium) is the most common prescription drug illegally possessed, sold, and distributed. This probably explains why our defense attorneys are involved in so many cases involving forgery and fraud of prescriptions for valium.
Penalties for Valium Charges
Every variety of diazepam-related charge is indictable in nature. What this means is that you are exposed to a felony conviction irrespective of the pedigree of prescription drug offense to which you have been charged. Possession of valium is customarily a third-degree crime punishable by up to 5 years in jail. A charge can escalate to a second-degree crime where the possession is with intent to distribute more than 100 pills. A second-degree offense involves jail of between 5 and 10 years. You may also consult Prescription Drug Charges which contains a more detailed discussion of these penalties.
It is important that you retain an attorney if you were arrested or indicted for a possession of valium, intent to distribute diazpam, or prescription forgery. The criminal defense attorneys at the Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall have the expertise you require in this regard. Our legal team has almost sixty years of experience defending drug offenses in New Jersey and our lawyers are always happy to assist individuals in need of our services. A lawyer is available now at 1-877-450-8301.