Hackensack Opioid Possession Lawyer Adam M. Lustberg Explains the Penalties for Violating New Jersey Opioid Laws

Hackensack opioid possession lawyer Adam M. Lustberg releases a new article (https://www.lustberglaw.com/drug-crimes/opioid-possession-distribution-lawyer/) explaining the penalties for violating New Jersey Opioid Laws. The lawyer mentions that over the past ten years, there has been an increase in the use of dangerous prescription opiates such as Oxycodone, Vicodin, etc. In the past, heroin has been the preferred choice for opiate users. However, these days, prescription opiates have become more prevalent.

“This is because it is in fact legal to obtain a prescription for a powerful opiate via a physician, so it can feel less “dangerous” to use these drugs. Nevertheless, it is important to understand that the purchase, possession, and abuse of opiates without a valid prescription is a crime and carries significant potential penalties in New Jersey,” says the Hackensack opioid possession lawyer.

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The lawyer explains that certain prescription opiates are schedule II controlled substances under N.J.S.A.24:21-6 (i.e. the Controlled Substances Act). Due to the serious risk of death for people who use opiated without prescription, the penalties for possessing a prescription opiate illegally are severe in New Jersey.

Attorney Adam M. Lustberg adds that opioids have the ability to produce a morphine-like effect on a person’s body. They are usually prescribed to relieve bodily pain. The pain relief these opioids generate is often a euphoric experience that often attracts recreational users. These opioids include Vicodin, Percocet, Methadone, Fentanyl, Oxycodone, and Dilaudid.

In the article, the lawyer says that in the state of New Jersey, it is against the law to possess opiates for personal use without a valid prescription. The penalties for being in possession of these drugs usually depend on the amount recovered. There can be large monetary fines and a significant amount of time for incarceration when a person is found guilty of this charge.

According to the defense lawyer, “Possession of a controlled substance charge in Hackensack, and elsewhere in NJ, are graded according to a specific, statutory schedule. However, if this if your first offense, there is a presumption of non-imprisonment. Though, all drug charges in New Jersey carry a mandatory minimum six-month suspension of your driving privileges, regardless of whether drugs were found in your vehicle or not.”

Lastly, attorney Adam emphasizes the importance of having a skilled lawyer when facing drug charges. Having an experienced criminal defense lawyer may be able to help the client understand their rights and protect their freedom.

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