Defense Against Criminal Charges For Illegal OxyContin Possession
OxyContin is a prescription opiate that relieves moderate to severe pain. When used properly, OxyContin and oxycodone are powerful and safe. In pill form, the opiate component can be extracted and condensed into a powerful illegal narcotic that police and prosecutors throughout Utah have recently targeted in drug arrests and raids.
Possession Of A Legal Drug Doesn’t Make You A Criminal
Police are quick to arrest anyone whom they feel is in possession of too many legal drugs that contain OxyContin or oxycodone components. Such prescription drugs include Endocet, Percocet, Roxicet, Tylox and even some over-the-counter drugs in low doses, such as Tylenol.
If you were arrested in Utah and charged with possession of OxyContin or precursor drugs that contain oxycodone, contact a Salt Lake City OxyContin possession charges attorney at Greg Smith and Associates. As someone with prosecutorial experience, attorney Greg Smith has seen firsthand how assistant prosecutors drum up charges to get convictions on narcotics charges. But possessing a legal prescription drug doesn’t show intent to commit a crime. We fight aggressively to protect your rights.
Arrange your free consultation by calling 801-651-1512 or contacting us online.
The Stakes In OxyContin Cases Are High
If you are facing illegal possession of OxyContin charges in Utah, get the most serious, aggressive and focused criminal defense available. At Greg Smith and Associates, we know what is at stake with a serious felony charge.
- First-offense possession of a large amount of oxycodone products usually results in a third-degree felony charge, with a recommended minimum of three years in state prison if convicted.
- A second offense for OxyContin possession is charged as a second-degree felony.
- For a third or subsequent offense, you could be charged with a first-degree felony and face the possibility of a lifetime prison sentence.
It’s not uncommon for prosecutors to add other charges onto the main charge of OxyContin or oxycodone possession, depending upon the amount in your possession and how you received it. You could face additional charges and enhanced penalties for:
Contact An Illegal Prescription Drug Defense Lawyer
Contact a Utah defense lawyer at Greg Smith and Associates for a free initial consultation, or call our offices at 801-651-1512.Do not try and explain yourself to police officers or defend your case alone. Mistakes made by defendants early on in the process can lead to convictions and lengthy prison sentences.