Oxycodone and Vicodin Hillsborough County
The prescription drug and opioid crisis is rampant in Hillsborough County, just as it is across the country.
So, if you are accused of possession or selling these high sought after prescription drugs, the best thing you can do is contact Hillsborough County criminal defense lawyer Michael Anzalone. And, the sooner the better so he can get a head start on defending you against charges that could potentially wreck your life.
In the cities, towns and countryside that make up Hillsborough County, law enforcement authorities are constantly on the lookout for those suspected of using or selling illegal drugs. And the penalties are harsh as officials are trying to find a way to deal with the crisis that has become epidemic.
These drugs are found in all walks of society and have caused deaths and ruined lives.
A raid in Manchester earlier this year, brought 13 arrests, according to local news accounts. In addition, during that raid on various locations, officials hauled in a handgun and large amounts of drugs.
These kinds of raids happen over and over across Hillsborough County, and in New Hampshire and other states.
While crack cocaine and heroin are major drugs being uncovered, officials say there are large amounts of Vicodin and oxycodone, too.
These are highly addictive drugs that can lead to addiction and even death.
Painkillers are in high demand and police try their best to shut down the suppliers whenever possible. Judges and prosecutors are quick to pile on, so you will need to have a lawyer who is highly skilled in working with drug cases to defend you against the charges.
In Hillsborough County, that person is Michael Anzalone.
Charges and penalties for this crime are laid out in the state's Controlled Drug Act, which you can find at RSA 318-B. We encourage you to read this to become familiar with the battle you are facing if you've been charged with possession of Vicodin or Oxycodone.What are These Drugs?
Vicodin is a combination of the pain medications acetaminophen and hydrocodone.
Oxycodone is an opioid that is highly addictive drug that can slow or stop your breathing.
Neither of these drugs are meant for self-medication. They are prescription drugs that should be regulated by a doctor. They are extremely dangerous and have caused multiple deaths when not taken as prescribed.
You will be in hot water in the court system if you are arrested on these charges. For the most part drug cases outside of marijuana possession are felony offenses. It is considered a Class B felony if it's your first arrest. A conviction can lead to a prison sentence of up to 7 years in prison. A Class A felony conviction can lead to up to 15 years in prison. Both also carry large fines.
In addition, if a judge thinks you need it, you could be ordered to attend rehabilitation.
If you or a loved one is facing this charge, please call us at The Anzalone Law Firm today for a free consultation with Michael Anzalone.