Possession of OxyContin is a serious drug felony under Georgia law. Because of its highly addictive nature, OxyContin is a carefully regulated drug in Georgia. It is classified as a Schedule II controlled substance under Georgia law. OxyContin is similar in nature to oxycodone, and it is similarly prescribed to relieve severe pain. It is also prescribed to cancer patients to control pain. Of course, when OxyContin is obtained by a valid prescription, it is not illegal. However, when OxyContin is obtained fraudulently or otherwise illegally, it is a crime.
What is the punishment for possession of OxyContin?
The illegal possession of OxyContin can result in being charged with any number of OxyContin-related crimes such as possession of OxyContin, possession of OxyContin with the intent to distribute, trafficking OxyContin and prescription fraud. Each of these crimes are felonies under Georgia law and carry prison time as well as hefty fines. Additionally, you will likely be required to serve time on probation and enroll in drug counseling. Upon the successful completion of your sentence, you will be discharged from probation but your felony conviction will remain on your permanent criminal record.
What do I do now?
Once you’ve been charged with possession of OxyContin and released from jail on bond, you need to work closely with a qualified criminal defense attorney to formulate a solid defense strategy. The skilled criminal defense attorneys at The Turner Firm have helped numerous clients just like you defend their rights and reduce the penalties they face. We will thoroughly investigate your case for irregularities in police procedures and other errors that may form the basis of a valid defense. Even if it means taking your case to trial in front of a jury, we will not rest until we achieve the best possible result for you. Although we are not able to exonerate every client, we will do everything within the bounds of the law to ensure that your rights and best interests are fully protected. Don’t spend another minute worrying about your future! Call our office now for a free evaluation of your case.