Queens Oxycontin possession lawyers
Oxycontin is one of the most abused prescription drug in the U.S. Persons found to be in possession of this prescription drug without a doctor’s prescription risk being charged with illegal possession of Oxycontin. This highly addictive drug is often prescribed to patients suffering from chronic pain which the physician has determined cannot be managed with any other pain relieving medication. Being addictive in nature, Oxycontin is prone to be misused by patients whose legal prescriptions run out before the time for their refill comes.
Why is Oxycontin regulated
Oxycontin is regulated because of its addictive nature. Some people have found an alternative use for this addictive pain reliever. Some users crash the tablets and snort the powder the way cocaine users snort cocaine. Others melt the tablets and inject themselves with the liquid to get high. This is clearly an abuse of the pain relief medication that is meant to relieve chronic pain. Oxycontin addiction can lead users to go for heroin which is cheaper and readily available on the streets than Oxycontin.
Common charges associated with illegal possession of Oxycontin
If you are arrested for illegal possession of Oxycontin, you are likely to be charged with any of the following:
• Illegal possession of Oxycontin.
• Prescription fraud.
• Oxycontin distribution, drug selling or Oxycontin trafficking.
• Theft of prescription tablets and pads.
• Possession with intent
• Driving under the influence of Oxycontin
If you have been charged with any of the charges listed above, you need not worry. Our Queens Oxycontin possession lawyers will work tirelessly to ensure that your legal rights are protected. Our attorneys will mount a spirited defense to ensure that you get the least severe punishment for the federal crimes associated with possession of this addictive drug.
What to do when arrested for possessing the illegal drug
In the event that you have been arrested for possessing Oxycontin, the first step will be to shut up and refuse to divulge any information to investigators until your lawyer is present. Often times, people incriminate themselves with what they say even after being reminded by the arresting officer that they have the right to remain silent. So, if you are arrested, please heed the advice of the arresting officer and exercise the right to remain silent. Another important right is that in which you are allowed to contact your attorney. You need to exercise this right too and callone of our experienced Oxycontin possession lawyers who will evaluate your case and determine the chances of you winning the case.
How to fight Oxycontin possession
There are three main ways by which our experienced attorneys can help you fight the Oxycontin possession charge:
i. Challenge the means by which the addictive medication was discovered. Your lawyer can argue that the means used to obtain the evidence was illegal. If an officer stopped you and you can prove that the officer did not have justifiable reasons to stop you, you can argue that the officer lacked probable cause and as thus, any evidence gathered during this illegal act can be deemed inadmissible because, without probable cause, the officer must have a valid search warrant before searching your car.
ii. You can argue for constructive possession. In citing this as the reason why the drug was found on you, you can argue that the drug did not belong to you. Maybe there was a raid at a party that you had attended or the police raided an apartment owned by your friend and found the drugs in the house, your attorney can argue for constructive possession and if this sails through, the case might be dropped for lack of proof of possession.
iii. Your attorney can request that you be allowed to join the diversion program if the jurisdiction where your case is being heard allows for this option.
If you have been arrested for Oxycontin possession, contact a Queens Oxycontin possession lawyer at our firm who is ready to help.
Mar 31, 2020
May 17, 2018
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