Are you addicted to the pain medication Hydrocodone? Were you arrested on possession of Hydrocodone charges?
If you answered yes, you will need an experienced criminal defense lawyer such as Michael Anzalone and his associates at The Anzalone Law Firm to help you get the most favorable outcome possible in court.
We understand that sometimes bad things happen to really good people and a drug arrest is something that can wreck your life and the livelihood of your family.What is Hydrocodone?
Hydrocodone is part of the opioid drugs that have been in the news recently. It, like other opioid drugs, is highly addictive and is a pain medication that people get hooked on.
When you use hydrocodone, the drug can slow your breathing. Or even stop it. Health officials warn against taking it for any length of time than a doctor prescribes it. And, they say you should never take more of the drug that is prescribed. Again, they recommend against crushing or breaking open a capsule of hydrocodone.
If you’ve been arrested on possession charges, you need to understand that this could be devastating to you and your family. You might lose your job, your reputation, your friends. In many cases people have lost their lives to overdose, so in that sense an arrest may help save your life.
Having criminal defense attorney Michael Anzalone by your side will be a big step in the right direction. Anzalone, and his associated at The Anzalone Law Firm in Nashua, New Hampshire, stay up-to-date on the state’s drug laws and can explain the statute, RSA 318-B:2, known as the Controlled Drug Act, to you.What Next?
In New Hampshire, as in most of the United States, lawmakers, judges and law enforcement officials take drug possession extremely seriously.
Your attorney will likely advise you that you could face some pretty serious charges if you are arrested even with a small amount of the drug.
Just so you’ll know, you may lose driving privileges for some time, you will also have a criminal record that may hamper you in future job searches. And, if you are convicted, you’ll probably have to pay heavy fines and fees to the court system.
College students may find a drug arrest even more devastating. If you are a college student you may lose federal student aid, grants and scholarships. And, in some cases, a student can even be expelled from school.
Michael Anzalone will work diligently to get a lighter sentence for you. He will want to know if the police officers acted in a legal way when they searched for drugs and arrested you. Remember, law enforcement officials are bound to search and seizure laws.
You lawyer will also make sure that the substances the police found are indeed the drugs they claim they are.
The most important thing you can do is hire an attorney with experience in drug cases. State statutes say a conviction on possession of less than an ounce of opioids can result in up to seven years in prison and fines up to $100,000.
Please call The Anzelone Law Firm for a free consultation.