New Jersey Possession and Distribution of Adderall Lawyer
Prescription Drug Defense Attorneys in Morris County, New Jersey
Adderall is a prescription drug that 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 in New Jersey understand its widespread usage and zealously prosecute Possession and Distribution of Adderall charges to the full extent of the law. If you are facing charges for an Adderall offense in Parsippany, Morristown, Mendham, Randolph, or elsewhere in New Jersey, it is imperative that you have an experienced prescription drug defense attorney on your side.
The criminal defense lawyers at the Tormey Law Firm have successfully handled thousands of cases in Morris County and New Jersey, in Superior Court (indictable offenses) and Municipal Court (disorderly persons/misdemeanor-level offenses). In fact, our firm’s founder, Travis J. Tormey, has been named among the Top 10 Criminal Defense Attorneys Under 40 In New Jersey by the National Academy of Criminal Defense Attorneys. Another one of our firm’s partners, Alissa D. Hascup, is a former Morris County Assistant Prosecutor, former Special Deputy Attorney General, and former Municipal Prosecutor who handled a variety of serious drug-related cases while serving on behalf of the State. As a result, she knows what it takes for prosecutors to prove a prescription drug case beyond a reasonable doubt and she uses that knowledge to defend, and potentially beat, the charges filed against our clients. If you are charged with possession or distribution of Adderall in Morris County or elsewhere in New Jersey, the Adderall charges defense lawyers at the Tormey Law Firm are available anytime to discuss your case. Contact us now at (908) 336-5008, or you can use the online contact form to receive a free consultation.
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 Adderall 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 Morristown NJ Adderall Charges Defense Lawyers for a Free Consultation
If you are facing charges for Possessing, Possessing With the Intent to Distribute, or Distribution of Prescription Drugs like Adderall in New Jersey, there can be serious consequences associated with a conviction, including jail time and hefty fines. Do not delay in hiring legal representation. There are defenses available to an Adderall charge. Our prescription 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. The Adderall defense lawyers at the Tormey Law Firm are available anytime to discuss your case. Contact us now at (908) 336-5008 for a cost-free consultation.