OxyContin is the most prominent of the brand names under which the prescription drug oxycodone is sold. Oxycodone is a powerful painkiller that is often used as a substitute for morphine or codeine. Developed nearly a century ago, oxycodone has recently gained popularity as a recreational drug that provides effects similar to heroin. Its rise in popularity has been recognized by law enforcement, and police and prosecutors are putting forth a great deal of effort to see that those illegally using OxyContin or other brands of oxycodone are charged with prescription drug crimes.
Oxycodone Is Like Heroin Without the Stigma
One of the reasons for the rise of OxyContin and oxycodone-related drug crimes is that users get effects similar to heroin, but may perceive it as being safer than heroin. In reality, the prescription drug can be just as dangerous, and law enforcement is just as serious about inflicting punishment on people who commit crimes involving OxyContin and oxycodone. These prescription drug charges can come with serious penalties if they result in a conviction.
Defense Against OxyContin/Oxycodone Charges
At the California Law Offices of John D. Kirby, A.P.C., we defend against OxyContin/oxycodone charges. When you retain our law firm, your career and your future will be personally protected by John D. Kirby, a Cornell Law School educated attorney and former federal criminal prosecutor who uses his insight into the criminal justice system to pursue positive results.
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To schedule a free consultation with an experienced San Diego OxyContin crime lawyer, call us at 619-272-6564 or contact us via e-mail.