Orange County OxyContin Lawyer

Being arrested for a crime can be a terrifying experience. Whether this is your first contact with police or you have been in and out of jail for multiple different offenses, a conviction for the possession, sale, or transportation of Oxcontin in Orange County can result in harsh penalties that can affect your life for years to come. A criminal conviction can make it difficult to find a good job or even sustain a long term relationship. We highly recommend that you contact a skilled drug attorney in Orange County to obtain useful information.

 

At MacGregor & Collins, LLP, our drug crime lawyers have worked with countless alleged drug offenders and can help you better understand your chargess. They offer free Oxycontin case evaluations with no obligation to retain their services.

 

OC Oxycontin Law

 

OxyContin is a specific brand of oxycodone. Although OxyContin is a prescription medication, possession of Oxy without a prescription is a crime. Those found guilty of OC possession, sale, or transport of OxyContin are subject to prosecution (Health and Safety Code 11377).

 

In order to prosecute for OC oxycodone possession, the state must prove:

  • 1. The accused possessed a controlled substance
  • 2. The accused knew it was present
  • 3. The accused knew the nature or character of the substance as a controlled substance
  • 4. The controlled substance was OxyContin
  • 5. The controlled substance was in a usable amount

 

In order to prosecute for Orange County Oxy Sale or OC transportation of OxyContin, the state must prove:

  • 1. The accused sold/transported a controlled substance
  • 2. The accused knew it was present
  • 3. The accused knew the nature or character of the substance as a controlled substance
  • 4. The controlled substance was OxyContin
  • 5. The controlled substance was in a usable amount

 

Potential Penalties

 

The severity of punishment for OC OxyContin possession without a prescription varies according to the defendant’s previous criminal record. First time offenders face:

  • Punishment up to one year in county jail (11377 HS(a))
  • A fine up to $1,000 (CPC 18)

 

Those selling, transporting, or attempting to sell or transport OC OxyContin face:

  • imprisonment for 2-4 years (11379HS(a))
  • A fine up to $10,000 (CPC 672)

 

Transporting OxyContin from one county to another county for sale can increase your penalty to 3-9 years (11379 HS(b))

 

For more information about California Oxycontin charges, or to take advantage of a free case evaluation, call 949-250-6097. Too often, those charged with crimes can make mistakes that affect their case outcome. Call today to speak with an attorney who will help ensure your freedom and provide superior representation.

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