Haledon NJ Obtaining CDS by Fraud Defense Attorney
Passaic County NJ Prescription Fraud Defense Lawyer
Criminal defense lawyer Alissa D. Hascup represents clients throughout New Jersey who have been charged with serious criminal offenses, including kidnapping, aggravated assault, sexual assault, and weapons offenses in Clifton, Paterson, North Haledon, Haledon, and Prospect Park.
Ms. Hascup has successfully handled thousands of cases in New Jersey, in Superior Court (indictable/felony level offenses) and Municipal Court (disorderly persons/misdemeanor level offenses). She is a former Morris County Assistant Prosecutor and Special Deputy Attorney General who handled serious drug-related cases during the course of her distinguished career. She knows what it takes for the State to prove a drug case beyond a reasonable doubt – and will use that knowledge to defend, and potentially beat, the charges filed against you.
Being charged with any drug offense, such as obtaining CDS by fraud, can have serious consequences. Having an aggressive, experienced defense lawyer to guide you through the legal process is invaluable. Ms. Hascup is prepared to attack the State’s case and put you in a position to achieve the best possible result.
Contact Alissa D. Hascup anytime for an initial consultation, which is always provided free of charge.
Obtaining CDS by Fraud in New Jersey: N.J.S.A. 2C:35-13
N.J.S.A. 2C:35-13 sets forth:
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.
In laymen’s terms, if you obtain drugs through fraudulent means, you are subject to prosecution. The most common factual scenario is filling a fraudulent or forged prescription at a local pharmacy for prescription drugs for which you don’t have an actual or valid prescription.
A crime of the Third Degree is punishable by a period of incarceration between 3 and 5 years in New Jersey State Prison. There are also mandatory financial penalties associated with a Third Degree drug conviction, including a $1,000 Drug Enforcement Demand Reduction (DEDR) penalty and a $50 laboratory fee. In addition, under this section of the criminal code, a fine of up to $50,000 can also be imposed.
Contact a Prescription Fraud Defense Lawyer with Offices in Paterson NJ
If you are facing charges for Obtaining CDS by Fraud, there can be serious consequences associated with a conviction, including jail time and hefty fines. Don’t delay in hiring legal representation. Protect your freedom and your rights.
Criminal defense attorney Alissa D. Hascup is available anytime to discuss your case. Contact her now for a free consultation about your charges.