Garfield NJ Possession and Distribution of Adderall Defense Attorneys
Criminal Defense Lawyers with Offices in Hackensack, New Jersey
Adderall is a prescription medication amphetamine used to treat Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and narcolepsy. Adderall is functionally similar to Ritalin. Both medications help people to heighten alertness, focus energy, and improve concentration. In recent years, Adderall has become incredibly popular among college students, who use Adderall to stay awake while studying for exams. Unfortunately, Adderall use can very easily turn into Adderall abuse. Many people with legitimate medical reasons for using Adderall become addicted to the drug. The significant demand for Adderall has created a sizable black market for the drug and because of this, New Jersey prosecutors often seek the maximum punishments in Adderall cases.
The Tormey Law Firm is a trial team of aggressive criminal defense lawyers, including an former New Jersey prosecutor who has handled countless drug cases in his distinguished career. Our defense attorneys have extensive experience defending clients against drug charges, including marijuana possession, possession of drug paraphernalia, and prescription fraud in Bergen County and throughout New Jersey, including in Fort Lee, Hackensack, and Jersey City. We have successfully represented numerous clients charged with Adderall possession and intent to distribute Adderall. We encourage you to check out just a few of our successful results in the courtroom.
If you have been arrested on Adderall charges in New Jersey, do not hesitate to call us today at (201)-330-4979 for a free consultation about your case. And feel free to continue reading this page for more information about Adderall charges in New Jersey.
N.J.S.A. 2C:35-10.5: Adderall Law in New Jersey
In New Jersey, it is illegal to carry prescription drugs and certain medications unless you are in possession of a valid prescription. As set forth by N.J.S.A. 2C:35-10.5, possession and/or distribution of Adderall is prohibited unless carried out by a licensed physician, dentist, veterinarian, or pharmacist. Under the Controlled Substance Act, Adderall is classified as a Schedule II controlled dangerous substance (CDS). Schedule II drugs have an accepted medical use but a high potential for abuse that can lead to physical and psychological dependence. The penalties for possession or distribution of Adderall vary, depending on the number of pills that are seized.
Second Degree: Adderall Possession, Possession with Intent to Distribute, Distribution
The most serious Adderall charge is second degree intent to distribute Adderall. This will be the charge if the offender possesses 100 or more pills and does so for financial gain. If convicted of this charge, you could be looking at five (5) to ten (10) years in New Jersey State Prison, with a presumption of incarceration. Additionally, a conviction can result in a fine of $300,000.00.
Third Degree: Adderall Possession, Possession with Intent to Distribute, Distribution
In New Jersey, possession of between five (5) and 99 Adderall pills without a valid prescription is a third degree crime. If convicted of third degree possession of Adderall, you could be sentenced to between three (3) and five (5) years in state prison and fined up to $200,000.00.
Fourth Degree: Adderall Possession, Possession with Intent to Distribute, Distribution
If you are caught possessing four (4) or fewer Adderall pills, it is classified as a fourth degree felony. This is punishable by up to 18 months in state prison.
Disorderly Persons Offense: Adderall Possession
In accordance with N.J.S.A. 2C:35-24, possession of four (4) or fewer pills is a disorderly persons offense. This essentially means that if you are caught with a pill outside the bottle or container in which it was dispensed, you may be charged with disorderly persons possession of Adderall. Moreover, just being under the influence of Adderall in public without a valid prescription can be a disorderly persons offense. If convicted of this charge, you could be looking at up to six (6) months in the county jail and a fine of up to $1,000.00.
Disorderly Persons Offense: Failure to Turn Over Adderall to a Police Officer
Another related charge is failure to turn over Adderall to a law enforcement officer. As set forth by N.J.S.A. 2C:35-10(c), failing to turn over drugs to police is a disorderly persons offense. Often, this is a downgraded charge that prosecutors use in an Adderall case. If convicted of this charge, you could face up to six (6) months in the county jail, a $1,000.00 fine, and suspension of your driver’s license for at least six (6) months.
Contact the Bergen County NJ Defense Lawyers at The Tormey Law Firm Today
There are defenses available to an Adderall charge. Our drug defense lawyers are prepared to examine the circumstances of your arrest and to undermine the validity of the search if possible. If the search was conducted illegally, then the entire case against you could be thrown out. Additionally, if you are facing Adderall charges in New Jersey, you may be eligible for a diversionary program such as the Pre-Trial Intervention (PTI) program or the conditional discharge program, depending on your prior record (if any) and the degree of your charges. To learn more about how to fight prescription drug charges, contact our offices anytime at (201)-330-4979. We will always provide you with a free consultation about your case.