San Diego Oxycontin Attorney
Defending Your Prescription Drug Abuse Charges
If you have been accused of illegal activity with Oxycontin, then do not hesitate to get in touch with a San Diego drug attorney from my firm, Kern Law, APC. With over a decade of experience, I can skillfully defend your charges, no matter how impossible the task may seem.
What are the penalties for possessing or trafficking Oxycontin?
Under the Controlled Substances Act, oxycodone is classified as a Schedule II drug. It has a high medical use, yet it also has a high potential for abuse and addiction. Therefore, the U.S. government highly regulates its manufacture and distribution. To legally acquire Oxycontin, a licensed doctor or medical professional must have prescribed the drug.
If a person is caught with the drug on their person or property without a valid prescription, then they might be accused of possession. Those who are caught with large amounts, pure forms, or drug packaging materials may be charged with intent to sell. Persons convicted of selling Oxycontin may have penalties of over five years in prison and fines of more than $250,000. Find out more about the specific penalties for crimes related to OxyContin by reviewing CA Health & Safety Code 11350-11356.5.
Oxycodone is a drug that medical professionals prescribe to relieve constant pain. It is most popularly sold under the brand name, "Oxycontin", yet it is also sold under brand names, "Percocet" and "Percodan". According to the U.S. government, there has been a major increase in abuses of Oxycontin. Concerned law enforcement officials have been cracking down hard on suspected oxycodone abusers, as it is now thought to be one of the most trafficked drugs.
Need a lawyer for an Oxycontin arrest?
If you have been charged with abusing Oxycontin, then please retain a drug lawyer in San Diego immediately! My firm is exclusively devoted to criminal defense, because I am committed to protecting the rights of the accused. No matter how much oxycodone you were caught with, I am ready to take on your case. Call my firm to schedule your free consultation!