OxyContin and Oxycodone
Experienced DuPage County OxyContin and Oxycodone Attorneys
Even though OxyContin and oxycodone are not illicit drugs, charges related to their possession and distribution are very serious. Most people who are charged with prescription drug crimes like the ones involving OxyContin and oxycodone have no previous criminal record. In most cases, an addiction to a valid prescription led to illegal possession or drug-seeking crimes. At Ramsell & Kunowski, L.L.C., we understand the extenuating circumstances involved in these charges and our primary goals are keeping our clients out of jail and getting you the help you need.
OxyContin and Oxycodone Abuse
Powerful painkillers like OxyContin and oxycodone are commonly prescribed following surgery or injury. Unfortunately, for some people use of these drugs to fight pain can lead to a powerful addiction. When they run out of their prescribed refills, they may turn to illegal means for obtaining more. Even though use of the drug began innocently enough, it can have devastating affects on your life and your future when legitimate use becomes abuse.
If you are charged with illegal possession of OxyContin or oxycodone, our attorneys can help defend you. We will examine the circumstances of your arrest to determine if your rights were violated in the search and seizure of evidence against you. If so, we may be able to argue to have the incriminating evidence suppressed and the case dismissed.
Often times, the best strategy for avoiding jail time and getting the treatment you need is admitting some level of guilt in exchange for a favorable plea deal. We help our clients take advantage of alternative sentencing options such as first offender probation and drug court. Through these programs, it is possible to avoid jail time, get drug counseling and treatment, and prevent a permanent mark on your criminal record that could negatively impact your future for years to come.
If you or a family member is charged with a prescription drug crime related to OxyContin or oxycodone, we can help you avoid the harsh consequences of a conviction on a drug charge. Our firm has successfully represented clients in criminal cases in DuPage County and throughout Chicagoland for over 25 years. Contact us to schedule a free consultation to discuss your case.