Morris County NJ Obtaining CDS by Fraud Lawyer

Prescription Fraud Defense Attorneys in Morristown, New Jersey

Morris County NJ Obtaining CDS by Fraud Lawyer

Being charged with Obtaining a Controlled Dangerous Substance (CDS) by Fraud, often referred to as prescription fraud, is a serious crime in New Jersey. Due to that fact that this is an indictable crime, your case will be transferred to the NJ Superior Court in the county in which the crime occurred, and you are exposed to prison time. When facing these charges, you need a skilled and experienced criminal defense lawyer to craft the best defense for your case.

The Morris County criminal defense attorneys at The Tormey Law Firm are prepared to attack the State’s case and put you in a position to achieve the best possible result. Our managing partner, Travis J. Tormey, has handled thousands of cases in Morris County and New Jersey, including in Mount Olive, Morristown, Parsippany, Madison, and Randolph. He has extensive experience representing clients charged with drug crimes, including possession of cocainepossession of CDS in a motor vehicle, and heroin distribution. Another one of our partners, Alissa D. Hascup, is a former Morris County Municipal Prosecutor, a former Assistant County Prosecutor, and a former Special Deputy Attorney General, who has prosecuted hundreds of indictable and disorderly persons offenses in New Jersey during the course of her distinguished career. She uses this valuable knowledge to develop the most effective defenses for our clients. If you are facing charges for prescription fraud in Morris County, The Tormey Law Firm is available 24 hours a day – 365 days a year to answer any and all questions you have regarding your case. Contact our Morristown offices today at (908) 336-5008 for a free consultation.

Obtaining CDS by Fraud in New Jersey: N.J.S.A. 2C:35-13

N.J.S.A. 2C:35-13 sets forth:

It shall be unlawful for any person to acquire or obtain possession of a controlled dangerous substance or controlled substance analog by misrepresentation, fraud, forgery, deception, or subterfuge. A violation of this section shall be a crime of the third degree.

In everyday language, if you obtain drugs through tricks or fraudulent means, you are subject to prosecution. By statute, Possession is simply: knowing and intentional control of a designated thing, accompanied by a knowledge of its character as contraband. The most common factual scenario is filling a fraudulent or forged prescription at a local pharmacy for prescription drugs for which you don’t have an actual or valid prescription.

A crime of the third degree is punishable by a period of incarceration of between three (3) and five (5) years in NJ State Prison. There are also mandatory financial penalties associated with a Third Degree drug conviction, including a $1,000 Drug Enforcement Demand Reduction (DEDR) penalty and a $50 laboratory fee. In addition, under this section of the criminal code, a fine of up to $50,000 can also be imposed.

Contact a Randolph NJ Prescription Fraud Lawyer for a Free Consultation

If you are facing charges for Obtaining CDS by Fraud in Morris County, there can be serious consequences associated with a conviction, including jail time and hefty fines. Don’t delay in hiring legal representation. Protect your freedom and your rights. Contact the Tormey Law Firm in Morristown at (908) 336-5008 for a free consultation, or you can use the online contact form to find the answers you need to defend your innocence.

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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.

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