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 a pharmacy.

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.

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