Possession or Distribution of Vicodin in New Jersey
The Moriarty Law Firm represents clients charged with illegal possession or distribution of Xanex, Percocet, Oxycodone, and Adderall throughout New Jersey. Contact one of our lawyers for immediate assistance regarding your prescription drug offenses at (732)842-7773 or by email.
Illegal Possession and Distribution of Vicodin in NJ
Vicodin contains a combination of acetaminophen and hydrocodone. It is known by the brand names of “Vicodin,” “Anexsia,” “Lortab,” “Lorcet,” “Norco,” and “Zydone.” Hydrocodone is considered to be an opioid narcotic, analgesic (pain-reliever) and a cough suppressant, similar to codeine.
In New Jersey, it is illegal to carry prescription drugs and certain medications unless you hold a valid prescription. Under N.J.S.A. 2C:35-10.5, possession and/or distribution of Vicodin is prohibited unless carried out by a licensed physician, dentist, veterinarian, or pharmacist. As set forth by the Controlled Substance Act, Hydrocodone (Vicodin) can be classified as either a Schedule II or Schedule III controlled dangerous substance (CDS), depending on the dosage. Hydrocodone products containing 15mg of hydrocodone per dose are Schedule II substances, while products like cough syrup are Schedule III substances. Schedule II drugs have an accepted medical use but a high potential for abuse that can lead to physical and psychological dependence. Schedule II drugs are the most powerful drugs which can be legally prescribed in the United States. The penalties for possession or distribution of Vicodin vary, depending on the number of pills that are seized.
If you or a loved one has been charged with illegal possession or distribution of prescription drugs in New Jersey, including Vicodin, contact the Moriarty Law Firm for a free initial consultation at (732)842-7773.
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