Every day on local television news shows there are stories about people overdosing on prescription drugs. It’s become such an epidemic that officials at the local, state and federal levels are working to find a solution.
In New Hampshire, police officers are clamping down on people suspected of possessing prescription drugs or other controlled substances. And prosecutors and judges are taking hard stands as well.
Oxycontin is one of the most-coveted prescription drugs on the illegal market. It is also highly addictive.
Criminal defense lawyer Michael Anzalone understands the state’s drug laws and he also doesn’t judge you. He’s here to offer legal advice and help that can get you back on track. That’s the number one goal of The Anzalone Law Firm.How is Oxycontin Used?
This is a drug that is used for severe pain management, such as in cancer patients. It is an opioid that is designed to help the body respond to pain. But the temptation for overuse or illegal use is tremendous. And this leads to the prescription drug crisis that is in some places overwhelming the court system.
Doctors will tell you this drug is not intended for us on an as-needed basis. And your criminal defense attorney will advise you that it’s best to not get involved in using prescription drugs illegally.
But if you do and you are arrested, you need to immediately contact a competent lawyer who is well-versed in New Hampshire’s drug laws. At our Nashua, New Hampshire-based law firm, we know the ins and outs of the judicial system. We can make recommendations that will help you and your family deal with this crisis.
A drug arrest is typically a Class B felony, unless it is a second or subsequent arrest. It throws your life into disarray. You may have never been arrested or in the back of a police car or even in a jail. So you’ll be scared and unsure of what to do next.
One thing you should know is that you should never speak to the police without your attorney present. Make a phone call to criminal defense attorney Michael Anzalone and don’t talk until you’ve been able to consult with him about your case.
His goal will be to help you get the best possible outcome. In many cases, depending on individual circumstances, he can help you get a suspended sentence in which you would possibly avoid jail time. In all likelihood, especially if this is a first offense for you, the judge would simply sentence you to probation and order you into rehabilitation. Again, this will still send your life into a tailspin. It could mean that you will have to spend huge amounts of time away from your family as you go through rehab. Or you may even lose your job or your driving privileges.
And these treatments will probably affect your wallet as well. Many of these programs you will have to pay our of pocket.
Please call our law firm today for a free consultation. Our legal experts will help get your life back on track.