Percocet Possession and Distribution Charges
Defending drug charges throughout New Jersey, no matter how minor or how serious, is what we at the Moriarty Law Firm do. We have built a reputation on fast, effective defense of drug charges in all counties in NJ, including Monmouth, Middlesex, Ocean and Mercer counties. Have you been charged with possession of marijuana, cocaine, meth, LSD, or any other drug in the State of New Jersey? Please contact our office at your convenience for a free initial consultation. 732-842-7773 or by email.
Illegal Percocet Possession or Distribution Criminal Charges
Percocet is prescription drug that contains a narcotic pain reliever, Oxycodone, and a non-narcotic pain reliever (“Acetaminophen” commonly known as “Tylenol”). Classified as a narcotic, Oxycodone works in the brain to change how your body feels and responds to pain while the “Acetaminophen” reduces fever.
In New Jersey, it is illegal to carry prescription drugs and certain medications without holding a valid prescription. Under N.J.S.A. 2C:35-10.5, possession and/or distribution of Percocet is prohibited unless carried out by a licensed physician, dentist, veterinarian, or pharmacist. As set forth by the Controlled Substance Act, Percocet is a Schedule II controlled dangerous substance (CDS). Schedule II drugs have an accepted medical use but a high potential for abuse that can lead to physical and psychological dependence. The penalties for possession or distribution of Percocet vary, depending on the number of pills that are seized.
Further, if you have a substantial number of prescription drugs without a valid prescription or you have fake or fraudulent prescriptions, these penalties significantly increase.
If you or a loved one has been charged with illegal possession of Percocet or other precription drugs, contact the experienced criminal defense lawyers at the Moriarty Law Firm. Our attorneys are available to provide immediate assistance at (732)842-7773.
We Handle All Types of Criminal Charges
Criminal charges can be brought in either the Municipal or Superior court. The more severe the criminal charges the more likely they are to be handled in Superior Court, while minor charges are typically resolved in Municipal Court. We have a well deserved reputation for being the best in both arenas.
The severity of your charges is a determination made by the State and is usually based on a variety of factors. Penalties will vary based on the degree of the crime and whether or not there was a criminal conspiracy involved.
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