POSSESSION + DISTRIBUTION
Our Philadelphia Drug Defense Lawyers Are Here to Help
In the hands of a licensed physician, oxycodone (oxycontin) is a highly effective pain management tool. In the wrong hands, however, oxycodone is one of the most highly abused controlled substances in America. If you have been charged with an oxycodone-related drug offense, you need an aggressive drug defense attorney, one who can handle your case knowledgeably from your arraignment through the final disposition of your case.
Defending drug cases successfully demands a great deal of knowledge and patience from a Philadelphia criminal defense attorney. Effective plea bargaining requires the ability to be both aggressive and understanding in negotiations for what will best serve a client’s interests. Knowledge of the workings of narcotics squads and law enforcement agencies is critical, which the team at the Law Office of Lloyd Long have unmatched experience in.
We have handled drug cases effectively in Philadelphia from both a prosecution and defense perspective, and can call upon our substantial knowledge of the criminal justice system to benefit our clients, whether they are seeking a reduction or a dismissal or wish to go to trial.
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If you or a loved one have been charged with an oxycodone offense, or a separate criminal drug penalty, then contact Philadelphia criminal defense attorney Lloyd Long right away. We will fight for your rights, no matter the severity of your case. We will assess your case and counsel you on the most appropriate actions to take, keeping you informed every step of the way.
We will not rest until your rights as a defendant are protected. Our attorneys recently won the largest ever oxycodone case in the state of Pennsylvania. And he will use the same experience and tenacity in fighting for you.
Penalties for Oxycodone Possession in Philadelphia
Penalties and sentencing for unlawful possession of oxycodone are controlled by Title 35 of the Pennsylvania Penal Code.
The Commonwealth prohibits:
The manufacture, sale or delivery, holding, offering the sale, or possession of any controlled substance, other drug, device or cosmetic that is adulterated or misbranded.
According to the Title 35, a person who violates any of the controlled substances classified as a Schedule I or Schedule II may receive substantial prison time Being charged with violating the controlled substances statute by the unlawful possession of oxycodone is very serious, which is why you need the Philadelphia drug defense attorneys at the law offices of Lloyd Long.
Defenses to Oxycodone Offenses in Philadelphia
There are multiple defenses to charges involving possession of oxycodone, such as the prosecution presenting insufficient evidence that the defendant knew the methamphetamines were present or that the defendant had no intent to exercise control over them
If you have been charged with a criminal offense involving oxycodone, you need to contact criminal defense attorney Lloyd Long as soon as possible. One of these defenses may be available to you, but without a case consultation, we will not be able to help you fight your charges.
Consequences of Oxycodone Convictions
Oxycodone offenses, like in all criminal matters, have potential consequences which could hinder you for the rest of your life. Jail or prison time is possible, as are hefty fines. Additionally, there are collateral difficulties such as the burden of carrying around a criminal record. Furthermore, if you are not a United States citizens, then you may face deportation.
Oxycodone convictions may also result in loss of student loans, inability to secure decent employment and housing, and much more. We are troubleshooters and we will do all that is necessary to minimize or eliminate as many of these penalties as possible.
If you or someone you love was arrested in Philadelphia and charged with criminal possession or distribution of oxycodone, then Lloyd Long can help. We have years of experience defending clients against a wide range of misdemeanor and felony charges in Pennsylvania, including sex crimes, drug crimes, and federal crimes. We will protect your loved one’s legal rights while vigorously fighting the charges on their behalf.
To learn more about oxycodone charges or to schedule a confidential consultation, please contact us at (215) 525-6818.