Prescription drugs can be as powerful, addictive and dangerous as street drugs. Patients and recreational users abuse prescription medication alike, and this can lead to criminal charges. In many cases, the illegal use of prescription painkillers, stimulants or other medication begins with a legitimate clinical need and legitimate prescriptions.
Unfortunately, the criminalization of drug addiction means that you can be sent to jail, rather than helped, if you are convicted of a prescription drug offense. At Sutnick & Sutnick Attorneys at Law, our criminal defense lawyers have extensive experience with New Jersey and New York drug cases in state and federal court.
Extensive Experience With Possession, Distribution And Prescription Fraud Cases
In many cases, the type and severity of the charges depends on the volume of drugs allegedly found in a defendant’s possession.
In every case, it is critical to obtain legal advice before talking to the police or other law enforcement authorities.
That is why it is essential to have an experienced defense attorney in your corner if you or a loved one has been charged with prescription drug fraud, distribution, possession or possession with intent to sell.
Our lawyers handle matters involving prescription drugs such as:
- Oxycodone (which is present in Percocet), OxyContin and other narcotic painkillers
- Xanax, sometimes spelled “Zanax” (alprazolam); Valium (diazepam) and other tranquilizers
- Ritalin, Concerta, Adderall and other stimulants prescribed for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and other conditions
We believe every case should be evaluated on an individual basis and handled as a unique matter. As your attorneys, we will explain your rights, discuss possible case outcomes and potential penalties, and build your case around your individual needs once we have thoroughly evaluated the facts. You will receive personalized representation from our firm.
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Following a prescription drug related arrest anywhere in northern New Jersey or the New York metro, you need to secure an experienced attorney right away. We have more than 20 years of experience in criminal law.