Being arrested for Percocet possession is a serious offense in New Hampshire.
That’s why you’ll want to immediately talk to criminal defense lawyer Michael Anzalone if you are arrested. Why? Because of the opioid crisis, prescription and other drug use has come under the scrutiny of law enforcement, prosecutors and judges.
They are always on the lookout for anyone who possesses a controlled substance. And how they determine whether you have the drugs in your possession can help your defense team when you case goes to court. Did the police illegally search your vehicle and seize the drugs? This is one of the ways your attorney can help.
For example, your lawyer can determine whether police lacked probable cause to search you, or whether it was an illegal traffic stop.What is Percocet?
This is a drug that contains a mixture of acetaminophen and oxycodone, which belongs to the opioid family. Acetaminophen is less potent and is a pain reliever. Still, this is a drug that can be highly addictive when not used as prescribed by a physician.
This is a painkiller and should not be used in conjunction with alcohol, other sedatives or narcotics. It can slow or even stop your breathing and can be highly habit forming.
So, if you are using Percocet, or possess it in great quantities, be aware that law enforcement officers may arrest you if they find a reason to pull your vehicle over.
Criminal defense attorney Michael Anzalone suggests that you don’t speak with police officers if you are arrested. Instead, ask to make a phone call and get a lawyer who is experienced in the state’s drug laws by your side before you talk to authorities.
Depending on the circumstances of your arrest and the charges against you, you could either face a misdemeanor or a felony. It makes a huge difference in the kinds of punishment you could face. For example, according to the state statute that outlines the controlled drug policy, RSA 318-B, you could face up to seven years in prison and fines of up to $25,000 _ even for a first felony offense.
This can be a life-changing event so you want to make sure you have the very best legal team by your side as you face the charges.
In New Hampshire, if you are caught either illegally possessing or distributing (selling) a prescription drug, you could be facing significant charges.
You’ll need to have the advice from the legal team at The Anzalone Law Firm to help get the charges against you either dismissed or greatly reduced. This could save you a lot of money and time in prison.
Remember, a judge may order you to prison, or to participate in rehabilitation programs. This can cost you a lot of money because much of the cost will fall to you. Also, you may either lose your driving privileges or even your job once you are sentenced.
Call us today in Nashua, New Hampshire to make an appointment for a free consultation.