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Morris County NJ Possession and Distribution of Adderall Lawyer

Drug Crime Defense Attorneys with Offices in Morristown, New Jersey

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NJ Adderall Lawyer

Adderall causes users to experience increased cognitive ability and memory retention tests both in normal functioning individuals and those with ADHD. Adderall is commonly used by college and high-school students as a study and test-taking aid. The prosecutors of New Jersey understand its widespread usage and zealously prosecute Possession and Distribution of Adderall to the full extent of the law.

The criminal defense attorneys at the Tormey Law Firm have successfully handled thousands of cases in New Jersey, in Superior Court (indictable offenses) and Municipal Court (disorderly persons/misdemeanor-level offenses). One of the firm’s partners, Alissa D. Hascup, is a former Morris County Assistant Prosecutor, former Special Deputy Attorney General, and active Municipal Prosecutor who handled a variety of serious drug-related cases during the course of her distinguished career. She knows what it takes for the State to prove a Prescription Drug case beyond a reasonable doubt – and she will use that knowledge to defend, and potentially beat, the charges filed against you.

The criminal defense team at the Tormey Law Firm is available anytime to discuss your case. Contact us now toll-free at 866-949-6948, or you can use the online contact form.

Possession and Distribution of Adderall in New Jersey 

Adderall is a combination of amphetamine and dextroamphetamine that is used to treat the symptoms of attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, also known as ADHD. This drug is a central nervous system stimulant classified by the United States government as a Schedule II prescription drug.

In New Jersey, it is illegal to carry prescription drugs and certain medications unless you are in possession of a valid prescription. As set forth by N.J.S.A. 2C:35-10.5, possession and/or distribution of Adderall is prohibited unless carried out by a licensed physician, dentist, veterinarian, or pharmacist. The penalties for possession or distribution of Adderall vary, depending on the number of pills that are seized.

Second Degree: Adderall Possession, Possession with Intent to Distribute, Distribution

The most serious Adderall charge is second degree intent to distribute Adderall. This will be the charge if the offender possesses 100 or more pills and does so for financial gain. If convicted of this charge, you could be looking at five (5) to 10 years in NJ State Prison, with a presumption of incarceration. Additionally, a conviction can result in a fine of $300,000.

Third Degree: Adderall Possession, Possession with Intent to Distribute, Distribution

In New Jersey, possession of between five (5) and 99 Adderall pills without a valid prescription is a third degree crime. If convicted of third degree possession of Adderall, you could be sentenced to between three (3) and five (5) years in state prison and fined up to $200,000.

Fourth Degree: Adderall Possession, Possession with Intent to Distribute, Distribution

If you are caught possessing four (4) or fewer Adderall pills, it is classified as a fourth degree felony. This is punishable by up to 18 months in state prison.

Disorderly Persons Offense: Adderall Possession

In accordance with N.J.S.A. 2C:35-24, possession of four (4) or fewer pills is a disorderly persons offense. This essentially means that if you are caught with a pill outside the bottle or container in which it was dispensed, you may be charged with disorderly persons possession of Adderall. Moreover, just being under the influence of Adderall in public without a valid prescription can be a disorderly persons offense. If convicted of this charge, you could be looking at up to six (6) months in the county jail and a fine of up to $1,000.

Disorderly Persons Offense: Failure to Turn Over Adderall to a Police Officer

Another related charge is failure to turn over Adderall to a law enforcement officer. As set forth by N.J.S.A. 2C:35-10(c), failing to turn over drugs to police is a disorderly persons offense. Often, this is a downgraded charge that prosecutors use in an Adderall case. If convicted of this charge, you could face up to six (6) months in the county jail, a $1,000 fine, and suspension of your driver’s license for at least six (6) months.

Contact a Mount Olive NJ Adderall Charges Lawyer for a Free Consultation 

There are defenses available to an Adderall charge. Our drug defense lawyers are prepared to examine the circumstances of your arrest and undermine the validity of the search. If the search was conducted illegally, then the entire case against you could be thrown out. Additionally, if you are facing Adderall charges in New Jersey, you may be eligible for a diversionary program such as the Pre-Trial Intervention (PTI) program or the conditional discharge program, depending on your prior record and the degree of your charges.

If you are facing charges for Possessing, Possessing With the Intent to Distribute, or Distribution of Prescription Drugs like Adderall, there can be serious consequences associated with a conviction, including jail time and hefty fines. Do not delay in hiring legal representation. The criminal defense team at the Tormey Law Firm is available anytime to discuss your case. Contact us now toll-free at 866-949-6948, or you can use the online contact form.

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55 Madison Avenue, Suite 400

Morristown, NJ 07960

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All of Morris County including Boonton, Boonton Township, Butler, Chatham Borough, Chatham Township, Chester Borough, Chester Township, Denville Township, Dover, East Hanover Township, Florham Park, Hanover Township, Harding Township, Jefferson Township, Kinnelon, Lincoln Park, Long Hill Township, Madison, Mendham Borough, Mendham Township, Mine Hill Township, Mont Arlington, Montville, Morris Plains, Morris Township, Morristown, Mount Olive Township, Mountain Lakes, Netcong, Parsippany-Troy Hills Township, Pequannock Township, Randolph, Riverdale, Rockaway Borough, Rockaway Township, Roxbury Township, Victory Gardens, Washington Township, and Wharton.