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Caught with Adderall in New Jersey?

Author Clark & Noonan, LLC
Posted June 16, 2017
Category Criminal Defense

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Posted: January 27, 2017

Adderall is a medication made of amphetamine salts. It is a drug, which is used to treat Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD), Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) as well as narcolepsy. The drug causes an increase in dopamine and norepinephrine in the brain. The drug is available in regular and extended-release tablets.

Adderall is most commonly associated with use and abuse at colleges and universities across the United States. The drug is said to enable users to concentrate and focus on their studies for longer periods of time. The drug is additionally said to help users stay awake for longer periods of times so they may study additional hours or remain awake to finish assignments.

The drug is considered a controlled dangerous substance and is banned in college sports, as well as many different professional leagues. Its use is typically detected through hair or urine samples.

Most importantly, possession of Adderall without a lawful prescription is a crime in the state of New Jersey. An individual, who is in possession of the drug without a lawfully obtained prescription from a licensed doctor, will be guilty of a crime of the third degree. This means that the individual may face between three and five years in a New Jersey state prison if they are convicted of the offense.

If the individual is in possession of a large quantity of Adderall and is distributing the drug, that individual may be charged with a second-degree crime. In that circumstance, the individual would face between five and ten years in a New Jersey state prison if convicted.

If you or someone you know has been charged with possession of Adderall in any New Jersey county or city, call our New Jersey criminal defense attorneys immediately at 732-333-3011. The attorneys at Clark & Noonan represent individuals who have been charged with Adderall-related crimes throughout the state.

If you would like to speak with one of our New Jersey drug possession defense lawyers, call our office or fill out the form located on this page. An attorney will be in touch with you as soon as possible. We serve clients in Freehold, Monmouth County, Hudson and surrounding New Jersey areas.

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