OxyContin Abuse Charges
Defense from a Brighton Drug Lawyer
Have you been charged with illegal possession or sale of Oxycontin in Boston? Oxycontin is classified as a Schedule II drug. Did you know that a conviction or guilty plea to possession of a Class B drug can result in the revocation or suspension of your driver's license? A Brighton criminal defense attorney can analyze the situation and build a strong defense for your
drug crime allegations.
Penalties for Oxycontin Abuse in Massachusetts
Since Oxycontin has a large amount of oxycodone, it is classified as a Schedule II drug under the Controlled Substances Act. It is an opioid that is used to reduce constant pain. In Massachusetts, Oxycontin is known as a Class B drug.
Possession of Oxycontin:
If you are arrested for Oxycontin possession, then you may be facing up to a year in jail and fines of $1,000. If this is your second offense, then you may be facing 2 years in jail and increased fines.
Possession with Intent to Distribute Class B Substance, Oxycontin
If you are caught selling Oxycontin or police find a large amount of Oxycontin and packaging material or cash, then you may be facing increased consequences. Your charges will depend on the amount sold, but a first offense may involve penalties of up to 10 years in prison and fines of up to $10,000. Subsequent accusations will usually be more severe. Learn more about Oxycontin distribution charges by reviewing MA General Law Chapter 94C Section 32A.
What are the effects of Oxycontin?
Abusing Oxycontin can have both short term and long term effects. Short term effects include slowed breathing, nausea, sedation, dizziness, vomiting, mood swings, and headaches. The most dangerous of these effects is respiratory depression (slowed breathing), which may lead to death. The long-term effect of Oxycontin is tolerance, which means that users continually need larger doses of Oxycontin to continue achieving the same effects. Once the patient discontinues Oxycontin use, they may face severe discomfort through the withdrawal process.
Need a Lawyer for an Oxycontin Case in Boston?
If you have been accused of a crime related to Oxycontin or another form of oxycodone like Percocet and Percodan, then please call Russell Defense Firm. Don't risk the rest of your future. Get tough and ethical defense from Brighton prescription drug lawyer, Adam Russell. The firm offers a free consultation for all those who are interested in retaining his services, so get started by calling the office or submitting a case evaluation form!