Camden County NJ Adderall Possession and Distribution Lawyer
Prescription Drug Charges Attorney with Offices in Collingswood, New Jersey
Adderall is a prescription drug generally used to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. However, its use has become very popular with students when studying for exams due to its ability to increase alertness, cognitive ability, concentration, and focus. However, despite these seemingly positive features, adderall has a significant black market and can also lead to addictions for both these students and those who legitimately need the medicine. As a result, prosecutors go after cases involving this drug very aggressively. If you have been charged with adderall possession or distribution, you should contact an attorney who knows the details of the law and can get you a positive result in your case.
The attorneys at the Law Offices of Leonard Biddison have had tremendous success handling a huge volume of drug cases for years in Camden County including Cherry Hill, Winslow Twp., Gloucester, and Lindenwold. In fact, 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 possession or distribution of adderall, 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.
New Jersey Possession and Distribution of Adderall Statute: N.J.S.A. 2C:35-10.5
The law for possession and distribution of adderall is explained under N.J.S.A. 2C:35-10.5. Since it is a schedule II drug, it is illegal to carry it unless it has been prescribed by a doctor and illegal to distribute unless you are licensed to do so. As the statute explains below, the degree you are charged with is based on the number of pills in question.
Second Degree: Adderall Possession, Possession with Intent to Distribute, Distribution – This is the most serious offense under the statute. You will be charged in the second degree if you are found with 100 or more pills and you have them for financial gain. Penalties can include 5 to 10 years in New Jersey State Prison with a presumption of incarceration, and a fine of up to $300,000.
Third Degree: Adderall Possession, Possession with Intent to Distribute, Distribution – If you arrested with between 5 and 99 pills, you will be charged with this offense in the third degree. Penalties for this include 3 to 5 years in New Jersey State Prison and a fine of up to $200,000.
Fourth Degree: Adderall Possession, Possession with Intent to Distribute, Distribution – If you are found with less than 5 pills, you will be charged in the fourth degree. Penalties can include up to 18 months in New Jersey State Prison.
Disorderly Persons Offense: Adderall Possession – Under N.J.S.A. 2C:35-24, possession of less than 5 pills outside of its original bottle, you be charged with a disorderly persons offense. Further, even being under the influence of adderall in public can be a disorderly persons offense. Penalties can include up to 6 months in county jail and a $1,000 fine.
Note: According to N.J.S.A. 2C:35-10(c), a person can also be charged for not turning over adderall to a law enforcement officer. This is a disorderly persons offense punishable by 6 months in county jail and potential drivers license suspension. Many adderall related cases get downgraded to this.
Contact a Cherry Hill NJ Adderall Possession and Distribution Lawyer 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 a adderall possession or distribution 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.