Individuals caught in the grasp of drug addiction often attempt to obtain pills by fraud. This is illegal in New Jersey and violates NJSA 2C:35-13. This charge can carry 3-5 years in prison, probation and mandatory driver’s license suspension. Call now to speak with a New Jersey drug charge lawyer.
2C:35-13. Obtaining By Fraud
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. It shall be unlawful for any person to acquire or obtain possession of a forged or fraudulent certificate of destruction required pursuant to N.J.S.2C:35-21. A violation of this section shall be a crime of the third degree except that, notwithstanding the provisions of subsection b. of N.J.S.2C:43-3, a fine of up to $ 50,000.00 may be imposed. Nothing in this section shall be deemed to preclude or limit a prosecution for theft as defined in chapter 20 of this title.