Prescription Drug Charges Inevitable for Jacko Physician?

As the managing partner of a criminal defense law firm that handles quite a bit of prescription drug offenses, I have my suspicions concerning the death of Michael Jackson. Indeed, as his story unfolds, it appears that he may be no different than the electrician who overdosed on prescription opiates after suffering a catastrophic work injury or the firefighter who OD'd on oxycontin. The tragic Continue Reading...

Types of Prescription Drug Offenses

Possession Without a Valid Prescription: it is a Fourth Degree Crime under N.J.S.A. 2C:35-10.5(e)(2) to possess a pharmaceutical drug or medication without a valid prescription issued by a licensed physician.Prescription Drug Fraud: in accordance with N.J.S.A. 2C:35-13 provides that it is a Third Degree Crime to acquire or obtain possession of prescription medication or drugs through Continue Reading...

NJ Prescription Drug Offenses Explained

Possession & Distribution – N.J.S.A. 2C:35-10.5 Possession or distribution of four or fewer doses is a Fourth Degree Crime; Possession or distribution of five but less than one hundred doses is a Third Degree Crime which carries a fine of up to $200,000; Possession or distribution of one hundred or more doses is a Second Degree Crime that carries a fine of up to $300,000. Continue Reading...

NJ Prescription Drug Possession Defense Update: Are Opiate Pills What Cocaine Was in the 1980’s?

As someone who attended college in the early to mid 1980s, I can remember the popularity of cocaine. The stigma attached to the drug certainly was not what it is today and, to say that it was in vogue in some circles, would probably be an understatement. I see a parallel between those times and what is going on today with possession and distribution of prescription drugs like oxycontin, Continue Reading...