SCHEDULE I OR II DRUGS WITHOUT PRESCRIPTION
Illegal Schedule I Or II Prescription Drug Possession, C.R.S. 18-18-403.5, Colorado Lawyer
Vicodin, OxyContin, Oxycodone, Hydrocodone and other opiate-based over-the-counter drugs are becoming more popular in Denver, Arapahoe and Jefferson counties. More people die each year from prescription drug overdose/ abuse than from crack, cocaine and heroin combined. People often begin to abuse the drug when they still have a prescription for a legitimate issue, and then they continue “legally” for a while, getting refills on the prescription by complaining of pain to their doctor. When the prescription runs out, the user will start looking to illicit methods of obtaining the next fix to his or her addiction.
Opiate Drug Use In Boulder County
Opiate drugs have become popular because of their credibility in Boulder County. Many users believe they are using a pharmaceutical source that does not contain impurities that non-prescription opiates may contain. There is also a confidence with knowing how much of each substance is going into the body, whereas raw opium may not provide such certainty.
Have you or a loved one been accused of obtaining Vicodin or Oxycontin (oxycodone HCl) without a prescription? Contact us to set up a free initial consultation.
Vicodin, Oxycontin, Oxycodone, Hydrocodone and many others are classified as Schedule II drugs, meaning they have a legitimate use, but have a high potential for abuse and there is a high potential for psychological and physical dependence. If the defendant can prove his or her addiction and his or her willingness to seek recovery, then sometimes the courts will allow rehab instead of Colorado Department of Corrections (prison). Mere possession of these drugs can be a class 4 felony.
Class 4 Felony Penalties In Jefferson County
Minimum Sentence: 2 years in prison & $2,000 in fines.
Maximum Sentence: 6 years in the Colorado Department of Corrections and fines as high as $500,000.
Douglas County Lawyer For Possession Of A Schedule II Controlled Substance
We have been defending clients of Possession of Vicodin, Oxycontin, Oxycodone and Hydrocodone charges for over 21 years in Douglas, Adams, Broomfield and every other Colorado county. If you or a loved one has been contacted by the police regarding possession of a Schedule II Controlled Substance without a prescription, be smart, exercise the right to remain silent and contact O'Malley and Sawyer, LLC, at 303-731-0719. Together, we can protect your future.