Camden County NJ Obtaining CDS by Fraud Lawyer
Drug Charges Defense Attorney with Offices in Collingswood, New Jersey
Obtaining a Controlled Dangerous Substance by fraud charges in New Jersey can be quite serious. They arise generally when a person obtains the drug by means of trickery or using a false prescription. The consequences of a conviction for this crime are significant and can include potential jail time and various fines. If you have been charged with obtaining a CDS by fraud, it is important that you speak with a skilled attorney who has experience dealing with these situations and can get you the most desirable outcome in your case.
The attorneys at the Law Offices of Leonard Biddison have had tremendous success handling a huge volume of drug cases such as possession of marijuana, cocaine distribution, and prescription drug offenses for years in Camden County including Haddonfield, Winslow, Gloucester, . Also, one of the members of our criminal defense team is a former county prosecutor in New Jersey who used to prosecute drug charges for the State which means we know what kinds of arguments the prosecution might make. This sort of knowledge and expertise can be extremely valuable in your case. If you have been charged with heroin possession, having an attorney who knows what it takes to potentially beat the charges against you is imperative. Call the Law Offices of Leonard Biddison at 877-450-8301 anytime for a free initial consultation.
Obtaining CDS by Fraud in New Jersey
The law for obtaining a CDS by fraud is explained under N.J.S.A. 2C:35-13. It provides:
It shall be unlawful for any person to acquire or obtain possession of a controlled dangerous substance or controlled substance analog by misrepresentation, fraud, forgery, deception, or subterfuge. A violation of this section shall be a crime of the third degree.
Note: Possession under the statute means knowing and intentional control of a designated thing, accompanied by a knowledge of its character as contraband. Since the prosecution must prove knowledge, there might be defenses available in your case pertaining to this element.
Penalties – As the statute above explains, obtaining a CDS by fraud is third degree crime in New Jersey. Penalties include:
- New Jersey State Prison sentence of 3 to 5 years
- $1,000 payment to the Drug Enforcement Demand Reduction
- $50 lab fee
- Possible $50,000 fine
Note: Since this is a third degree crime, there is a presumption of non-incarceration for first time offenders. This means you might be eligible for a probationary sentence such as the Pre-Trial Intervention Program. Successful completion of this program will result in the charges against you being dropped.
Contact a Cherry Hill NJ Prescription Fraud Attorney for a Free Consultation
The criminal defense attorneys at the Law Offices of Leonard Biddison are always available to speak with you about your case and begin to formulate an aggressive strategy to defend you against an obtaining a CDS by fraud charge. Our criminal defense team understands the details of the law in New Jersey and we will use this knowledge to help you best defend against these charges. Call us today at 877-450-8301 for a free initial consultation about your case.