Prescription Drugs

Monmouth County NJ Prescription Drugs Lawyers

With the enactment of the New Jersey Controlled Dangerous Substances (“C.D.S”) Act, lawmakers established a Drug Control Unit within the Department of Law and Public Safety, which is tasked with facilitating the enforcement of the law’s provisions. Overall, the Controlled Dangerous Substances (“C.D.S”) Act addresses individuals or groups of individuals who manufacture, prescribe, distribute, dispense or conduct research or analysis utilizing controlled substances. The law specifically addresses what is known as “prescription legend drugs,” defining the legal requirements for appropriate prescribing, dispensation, and utilization practices. Violating the provisions of this law with regard to prescription drugs can result in criminal charges and severe consequences. 

In New Jersey, prescription drugs are copiously monitored, with a specific “Prescription Monitoring Program (PMP),” which was created within the Division of Consumer Affairs in the Department of Law and Public Safety. The PMP is an electronic system for monitoring controlled dangerous substances dispensed in or into the State in outpatient settings. There are a variety of criminal charges that a person may face if he or she is found to be in violation of State law by possessing a prescription drug without a valid prescription, distributing prescription drugs to those without a valid prescription, or falsifying a prescription as a means by which to obtain prescription drugs. For additional information pertaining to some of these charges, access the following links:

The attorneys at Chamlin, Rosen, Uliano & Witherington defend clients facing a vast assortment of prescription drug charges that originate in very different scenarios. These skilled lawyers know the seriousness of these offenses and the potential consequences for their clients’ lives. As such, they are dedicated to constructing an extensive and aggressive defense strategy in each and every case to achieve the best possible outcome.

Rumson NJ Defense Attorneys Fighting Your Prescription Drug Charges

The attorneys at Chamlin, Rosen, Uliano & Witherington have specifically-formulated tactics for defending clients who are facing prescription drug charges. Some of their successful techniques include: 

  • Challenging the Motor Vehicle Stop
  • Identifying Errors in the Chain of Custody 
  • Highlighting Inaccuracies in Lab Testing Procedure or Lab Report Results
  • Disputing Your “Actual” or “Constructive” Possession of Prescription Drugs 
  • Rejecting an Illegal Search

Howell NJ Prescription Drug Defense Lawyers Achieve Positive Results

The attorneys at Chamlin, Rosen, Uliano & Witherington often assist their clients in achieving the dismissal of their charges by facilitating their enrollment in diversionary programs like the Conditional Discharge Program in Municipal Court and the Pretrial Intervention (PTI) Program in Superior Court. These diversionary programs are an attractive alternative to incarceration for individuals facing drug charges who have no prior criminal record.

When you are accepted into one of these programs, the charges against you are suspended for a period of probation during which you are expected to comply with the conditions of the program, which may include requirements like random drug testing. If you successfully complete the program, the charges against you are dismissed.

You will also become eligible for an expungement six months after the dismissal of your charges, which means that you can file a petition with the State to erase any record of your arrest, the associated charges, and the resolution of your case. In other words, you can move on with your life as if the unfortunate incident never happened. For more information about diversionary programs and expungements in New Jersey, view the following links:

  • The Conditional Discharge Program
  • The Pretrial Intervention Program
  • Expungements

Contact Deal NJ Prescription Drug Charges Lawyers for Help with Your Case

To learn more about how these Monmouth County drug crime defense attorneys can assist you with achieving the best possible outcome in your prescription drug case, contact the West Long Branch, New Jersey office of Chamlin, Rosen, Uliano & Witherington at 732-440-3950 or toll free at 888-328-9131.