The illegal possession of oxycodone is a very serious drug felony under Georgia law.Typically prescribed to relieve severe pain, oxycodone is a highly addictive drug. Oxycodone is one of the most commonly abused prescription pain medications. Obtaining oxycodone with a valid prescription is not a crime. However, if you purchase oxycodone on the street or otherwise obtain it through fraudulent or illegal means, you could be charged with possession of oxycodone. Depending upon the facts and circumstances of your case, you could also be charged with possession of oxycodone with the intent to distribute, trafficking oxycodone and prescription forgery. Additionally, you could be prosecuted by either state or federal authorities.
What is the punishment for possession of oxycodone?
If you are arrested for possession of oxycodone, you will be facing a felony charge. If you possess oxycodone in an amount that is more than just for personal consumption, you could be charged with possession with the intent to distribute or trafficking. Additionally, if you forged a prescription to obtain oxycodone, you could be charged with prescription fraud. Regardless of the charge, any crime associated with oxycodone is a felony that is punishable with jail or prison time and a hefty fine. You will also likely be required to serve time on probation and enroll in drug counseling.
How do I fight my arrest for possession of oxycodone?
All is not lost when you’re charged with an oxycodone crime. Rather, the fight has just begun! With the experienced criminal defense attorneys of The Turner Firm on your side, your rights will be vigorously protected at every stage of the legal process. The evidence of your case will be thoroughly investigated for irregularities that may give rise to a valid defense that could even result in a dismissal of the charges against you. Police procedures will be scrutinized to assure that a violation of your rights did not occur before, during or after your arrest. Additionally, we’ll listen to your side of the story and investigate any evidence that you may have concerning an alibi or other defense. At the conclusion of our investigation, we’ll formulate an individualized defense strategy for your case. Even if it means taking your case to a jury trial, we won’t stop until we’ve achieved the best possible result for you. Call our office now to schedule a no-cost appointment to discuss your case today!