Possession of Prescription Drugs in other than the original dispensed container 2C:35-24
In NJ the law is that you must keep your prescription drugs in the original dispensed container otherwise you face going to jail for up to 180 days and pay a fine of up to $1000.00. The reason for this harsh and strict law is so that law enforcement can quickly determine who is allowed and who is not allowed to have prescription drugs in their possession. This offense is commonly charged to people traveling who have put the drugs in another container for transport. An arrest and conviction for this offense will subject the offender to a criminal record, fine and even up to 180 days in jail. We can help you avoid these penalties with Attorney Aalsberg's time proven defenses, but you must take the first step and setup the free in office consultation by calling 1-800-9-RIGHTS.
Penalties for a Conviction for Possession of a prescription drugs NOT in the original container:
- Up to 180 Days in Jail
- Up to $1000 Fine
- 6 months to 2 years loss of drivers license
- If charged in school or bus zone 100 hours of community service
The Law: 2C:35-24. Possession of certain prescription drugs not in the original container.
A person who possesses a controlled dangerous substance that was prescribed or dispensed lawfully may possess it only in the container in which it was dispensed; except that the person may possess no more than a 10-day supply in other than the original container if the person produces, upon the request of a law enforcement officer, the name and address of the practitioner who prescribed the substance or the pharmacist who dispensed it. A person who violates this section is a disorderly person and is subject to a fine and up to 180 days in jail.
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In General What the States Needs to Prove for a Conviction:
To obtain a conviction for possessing a prescription drug not in its original container in NJ 2C:35-24 the state must prove the following:
1) A prescribed drug was found in your possession
2) The drug was not found in its original prescription container
3) You are unable to provide a legal prescription for this drug or if you have a prescription
4) You have either more than a 10-day supply in other than the original container or your failed to produces, upon the request of a law enforcement officer, the name and address of the practitioner who prescribed the substance or the pharmacist who dispensed it.