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Criminal Penalties for Possession of Oxycontin
If you are being investigated, questioned or charged with a drug crime in Massachusetts, you are facing serious consequences. These consequences may be further enhanced depending on the amount of drugs you are alleged to have possessed. If convicted of a drug crime in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, you face consequences ranging from a loss of your driver’s license to imprisonment. An experienced drug crimes defense attorney responds quickly and aggressively on your behalf to prepare your defense strategy for trial. Learn More About How We Can Help You
Oxycontin possession is a serious crime in Massachusetts. Massachusetts General Laws Chapter 94C outlines the penalties for possession of Oxycontin. Oxycontin is a Class B Substance in Massachusetts. A conviction for illegal possession of Oxycontin carries the following penalties:
- 1st Offense: Up to 1 year in a House of Corrections and/or a fine of up to $1,000. An additional fine of $150 to $500. Loss of drivers license for 1 year.
- 2nd Offense: Up to 2 ½ years in a House of Corrections or County Jail and/or a fine of up to $2,000. An additional fine of $150 to $500. Loss of drivers license for 1 year.
Oxycontin is classified as a Schedule II drug under the Controlled Substances Act because it contains large quantities of Oxycodone. It is an opioid that is used to reduce constant pain. In Massachusetts, Oxycontin is known as a Class B drug.
Additional penalties exist if the possession occurred within 1000 feet of public or private school grounds or within 100 feet of a playground.
Generally, in each and every case, regardless of the drug offense, the Prosecution is required to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that the defendant
- knowingly and
- a controlled substance.
Possession is not synonymous with
- “merely being present in the vicinity of Oxycontin, even if one knows that it is there” or
- being “associated with a person who controlled the Oxycontin or the property where [the controlled substance] was found.”
OxyContin Drug Facts
Street Name: OxyCotton, Ox, Ocs, Orange County, Os, Oxys
What is Oxycontin? OxyContin is the brand name for the drug oxycodone. It is a strong semi-synthetic opiate painkiller sold in the United States, Europe and Australia. It is commonly prescribed for individuals who are struggling with moderate-to-severe pain.
Over the last decade it has gained popularity with teenagers, college students, athletes and professionals due to the fact that provides pain relief, relaxation and a serious high. These symptoms are increased further when Oxycontin is mixed with alcohol or other drugs. “Oxy” has overtaken Vicodin and Percocet as the drug of choice amongst most people because of its addictive qualities and the potent high it packs. In some cases people first encounter Oxy when their doctor prescribes it, other people experiment by getting the drug from a friend or a left over prescription.
Experienced Drug Charges / OxyContin Possession Defense Attorneys
If you have been charged with any drug possession, manufacturing, distribution, or drug trafficking charge, we invite you to call our criminal defense attorneys and take an the first important step in resolving this matter. A drug conviction on your record can follow you around for the rest of your life. Whether this is your first offense, second or other repeat offense, call our law office today to get the help you need and put our experience with the court system to work for you.
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Our knowledgeable and experienced Massachusetts Oxycontin Distribution Lawyers at The Law Offices of Gerald J. Noonan are available to assist clients throughout all of Massachusetts, including but not limited to Plymouth County including Brockton, Plymouth, Bridgewater, Marshfield, Hingham, Duxbury, Scituate, Hanover, Wareham, Abington, Rockland, Whitman, Hanson, Holbrook, Kingston, Middleborough; Norfolk County including Quincy, Stoughton, Dedham, Weymouth, Braintree, Avon, Holbrook, Randolph, Canton, Sharon, Brookline, Franklin; Bristol County including New Bedford, Fall River, Taunton, Attleboro, Dartmouth, Westport, Mansfield, Easton, Raynham, Lakeville, Norton; Cape Cod, Falmouth, Barnstable.