Attorneys for Oxycodone (or Oxycontin) Charges in Florida
It’s hard to imagine that a prescription drug can lead to being charged with a drug crime. However, without the proper prescription, that’s exactly what can happen. If you are facing drug charges from having oxycodone without the proper prescription, you need a strong and capable defense attorney to handle your representation. Drugs charges can lead to harsh penalties and, sometimes, prison time. Make sure you hire a defense firm that knows exactly how to handle cases like yours.
The Pensacola drug crimes lawyers of The Morris Firm have the talent and skill to provide you with quality legal defense. Our team is knowledgeable and passionate about the law. Our firm has a solid skillset in and out of the courtroom that has helped us resolve our client cases as quickly as possible.
Your freedom is at stake if you have been charged with a drug crime like possession of Oxycodone. We are here to help guide you through the legal process. Don’t go through this alone. Our firm is ready to handle your case. Call (850) 503-2626 today to schedule your consultation with our team.
Why You Need a Defense Firm to Handle Your Drug Crime Case
Drug crimes are serious offenses. You may be facing a misdemeanor or felony charge. Drug crimes, and specifically possession charges related to Oxycodone, are in a class of drugs that are vigorously prosecuted throughout the country. Whether you are charged with possession, selling, or trafficking Oxycodone, it is important to your case that you hire a skilled attorney.
At The Morris Firm, we handle cases like yours all the time. We know what is at stake, and we know how to get a resolution in your case. Our team can be your guide in the legal system so that you are able to have solid representation in the courtroom.
Oxycodone, also called Oxycontin or Oxycotin, is a prescription drug meant for pain relief. Oxycodone is specifically listed as a Schedule II drug in the Controlled Substances Act. This Act establishes federal drug policy and how that policy is to be enforced.
If you have been charged with manufacturing, importation, use, distribution, or possession of a controlled substance, you will be facing strong prosecution for that crime. Guidelines and regulations indicate how each case should be prosecuted. Federal statutes have outlined the maximum penalty that can be invoked for each crime.
Our firm handles cases like this with diligence and perseverance. We understand this may be a scary time for you, but we will thoroughly investigate the facts of your case so that we can provide you with the defense you deserve. It is important to hire an attorney soon after you are charged or arrested for an Oxycodone/Oxycontin drug crime.
When you hire an attorney quickly, they can advise you of your immediate rights. In the long-term, your attorney can be your ally and will advise you about the strength of the case against you while working on the best defenses available to you in your case.
Types of Oxycodone Drug Crime Charges
An Oxycodone drug charge can have a variety of results. Depending on the specific charge, there are different types of penalties and outcomes you could face. Federal and state laws often differentiate drug crimes as either a crime of possession or a crime with intent to sell. “Intent to sell” may be interpreted as if the sale had actually taken place, even if it did not.
Let’s break down what the types of common charges are, as well as the potential jail time and fines that could go along with this type of conviction.
Possession– Even a small amount of Oxycodone could result in this type of charge. Depending on the amount you had on you, and assuming you did not have a valid prescription, you are likely looking at a misdemeanor offense. However, if there is a large quantity of Oxycodone found in your possession, this charge could become a felony offense. This charge could result in up to one year in jail and a monetary fine. If you have been convicted before, the penalties increase.
Intent to Distribute and Possession– This type of charge often results when law enforcement determines that the suspect intends to sell the drug they possess. This determination may be based on solid evidence or on circumstantial evidence that shows intent.
The penalty for this type of charge can be up to 20 years in prison in addition to a monetary fine. If you have any prior convictions, again, the penalties can be increased. Distribution near schools or involving the younger population can increase the potential penalties, as well.
When the penalty for drug-related crimes can include jail time, you need legal representation. If you can’t afford an attorney, the court will assign one to you, but you may draw an over-worked public defender. In cases like this, where circumstantial evidence may be used to attempt to prove a crime occurred, you risk your freedom if you are not defended properly. This is where hiring a skilled and knowledgeable defense team is crucial. You want to be sure you have a successful outcome in your case. We would be honored to be your defense firm.
How to Build a Defense in Your Case
You deserve qualified representation in legal matters, especially when your freedom is at stake. Building a defense means your legal team should adequately investigate your case and review all the evidence they acquire.
Drug charges and the related penalties are often terrifying. Knowing that jail time is an option if you are convicted is a bit unnerving. By hiring The Morris Firm, you will engage us to work with you to build a strategy and defense to help resolve your case. Jail time and hefty fines are daunting, but our team strives to minimize the risk of harsh penalties.
We know the law, as well as the policies and procedures that law enforcement officials must follow when investigating your case. We look at the validity of the arrest and the circumstances around the incident. If we can show the court that something was improperly done, such as an unlawful arrest or search and seizure, we may be able to have the charges dismissed. We diligently work to investigate your case, and we take nothing for granted. If there is evidence in your case, we review it to make sure everything about it is valid.
We look at every possible defense that may be available to you in your case. However, these defenses rely completely on the facts of your case. We will do our due diligence to make sure there were not any constitutional violations that occurred during your search, seizure, or arrest. Most importantly, we want you and all our clients to remember the fifth amendment, which protects you from self-incrimination. You have the right to an attorney and to have your attorney present when being interviewed by law enforcement officers.
With the experience and knowledge The Morris Firm have, we can skillfully create the best defense possible for you. If we cannot get the charges dropped altogether, we may be able to successfully have them reduced or get some sort of plea bargain worked out.
At The Morris Firm, we handle defense cases like yours every day. Our team is focused on results for our clients. Your rights, your freedom, and your case deserve the best possible representation. A defense plan takes time, attention, and legal skill to be successful. We fight for our client’s rights, and we believe that our clients deserve an aggressive defense. If you choose to hire The Morris Firm, you can be confident that you and your case will be a top priority.
Why You Should Hire The Morris Firm
Every client matters, and every case is important to us. Through our established law firm and our committed advocacy within our court system, we strive for the best results our clients. At The Morris Firm we have years of experience handling these type of drug crimes. We are a defense only firm, which means we are excellent at vigorously defending our clients. Our firm believes in clear and open communication with our clients. We will tell you the truth about your case, without sugar-coating anything. You will get an honest assessment from us and we will work with you to help resolve your criminal case and minimize any penalties as best we can.
The Morris Firm is the strong defense firm you need to represent you in your case. We are ready to take your call and discuss your case. Because our practice is almost exclusively criminal defense, we have a superior understanding of criminal procedure and aggressively fight for the rights of our clients.
At The Morris Firm, we take great pride in being professional and efficient. Our clients are our top priority.
Call us today at (850) 503-2626 so that we can get to work for you. We want to see your case have the best outcome possible so that you can get back to living your life without a criminal issue looming. We are ready to help you!