Charged with Prescription Fraud under N.J.S. 2C:35-13?
Parsippany Criminal Defense Lawyer
Prescription fraud occurs when an individual knowingly engages in deceptive
practices in order to illegally obtain prescription medication that must
as a rule be authorized by a physician. Common methods of prescription
fraud include modifying prescription forms, or impersonating a doctor
or other qualified healthcare professional to call in a prescription to
Many other strategies may also be employed when committing prescription
fraud, and many times, even being accused of involvement in the crime
can result in charges. There are many motivations for committing prescription
fraud, the most serious of which being an addiction that drives an individual
to seeking a solution for their problem. Other cases may involve accusations
of prescription fraud related to drugs that are then sold for profit.
Penalties for Prescription Fraud in New Jersey
Prescription fraud accusations have been increasing over the years, and
lawmakers have taken steps to ensure that those involved are heavily punished. All
drug crimes are considered to be very serious, and the penalties for prescription
fraud can have long-lasting consequences. Those who are convicted of prescription
fraud in New Jersey can expect to face up to 5 years in jail, steep financial
penalties and license suspension. This type of conviction can make it
very difficult to live a normal life upon release from jail, and those
who have served their time may have trouble finding employment, securing
loans and other repercussions. A skilled lawyer can give you the best
chance at avoiding these penalties by building a compelling case in your defense.
Choose an Experienced Attorney for Your Case
I was included in the list of
Super Lawyers® "Rising Stars" among lawyers under 40 in New Jersey published
by Thomson Reuters. Since 2006, my firm, The Law Offices of Christopher
G. Porreca, P.C., has worked hard to serve all clients to the best possible
outcome in cases of prescription fraud. My firm is dedicated to providing
a high-quality level of research and defense representation that is designed
to identify any evidence that has been illegally admitted, expose any
incorrect procedural actions and establish a compelling case for doubt
as to your guilt. I have won many cases for clients in prescription fraud
trials in Morris County, and will continue to fight for the rights of
the accused throughout New Jersey.
Contact us today to retain the aggressive defense you need.