Tampa Oxycodone And OxyContin Possession Attorneys
Oxycodone, also known by the name OxyContin, is a powerful painkiller. Many individuals who are prescribed OxyContin become addicted. Many addicts, after receiving OxyContin legally, continue to seek out the drug without a prescription. So-called pill mills have sprung up throughout Florida to meet this demand.
According to numerous reports, Florida is at the epicenter of OxyContin use and abuse. The Florida Legislature, in reaction to the increased use of OxyContin, has dramatically increased the penalties for illegal possession or sale of this drug. As a consequence, countless people across the state now find themselves facing severe criminal penalties.
If you or someone you love has been charged with possession of OxyContin, it is critical that you have a lawyer on your side who will take decisive action aimed at minimizing the impact of these charges. We are the Tampa law firm of O’Brien Hatfield Reese, PA. We defend people across Florida against serious drug charges, including the possession or sale of OxyContin.
Oxycodone Penalties In Florida Are Very Severe
In Florida, charges for possession of oxycodone apply only to amounts under 4 grams. If you are found with 4 grams of oxycodone or more, you face trafficking charges, which can bring on especially severe penalties. Our law firm will go to work immediately in your defense. We will challenge every aspect of the charge, from whether you “possessed” the drugs in question to the legality of the search.
If the case against you appears to be strong, we will look at alternative sentencing such as Drug Court. Every case is different, and every case brings with it unique opportunities for our Florida OxyContin possession lawyers. When we take a case, we do so with the intention of achieving the best possible outcome for our clients.