Possessing or distributing prescription drugs or narcotics such as hydrocodone, OxyContin, oxycodone, fentanyl, codeine, or other substances can result in serious consequences for those found guilty.  If you have been arrested for possession of oxycodone or are under investigation for distributing or selling prescription drugs it is imperative to consult with a skilled Kansas City criminal defense lawyer right away.  Your freedom is in jeopardy; your legal rights must be protected and a vigorous defense strategy mounted as soon as possible.  At The O'Connor Law Firm we provide outstanding legal guidance and representation to those accused of drug offenses involving prescription drugs and prescription narcotics in Kansas City, Missouri.

Preserve your rights with a Kansas City prescription drug charges drugs defense attorney

If you are subject to an arrest for possession of prescription drugs, there are several points you should know. You should always request that your criminal defense attorney be present before you speak to the police, and that is your right. Never state aloud or sign any kind of confession, as this information can and will be used by the prosecution against you. In most cases, the police miss or ignore evidence or mishandle your case in ways that can be used to your advantage. Many times, they gather only the information they need to file charges against you. Remember, the police and prosecution are not on your side. Even if you feel your case is not defend-able, an evaluation is critical because often times police, investigators and witnesses make mistakes that can be used to your advantage.
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Possession of Prescription Drugs Charges in Kansas City, Missouri

What are the penalties for Possession of Prescription Drugs (or a controlled substance) in Kansas City, Missouri?

Possession of a controlled substance - Anyone who is found in possession of narcotic drugs such as those mentioned above must have a valid prescription.  Without a legitimate prescription, you can be charged with possession, which is considered a class C felony offense in Missouri.  At a minimum you will face one year in prison if convicted; depending on whether you were found in possession of a large amount of the narcotic drug, you could face drug trafficking charges.  A conviction for this offense will result in a maximum of seven years in prison depending on the circumstances of your case.

What are the penalties for Selling or Distribution of Prescription Drugs in Kansas City, Missouri?

When charged at the federal level, those found guilty of selling or distributing prescription narcotics face extremely serious consequences.  For example, a conviction for selling OxyContin (oxycodone) may result in up to 20 years in prison along with significant fines of up to $250,000 or more.

Many prescription drugs are categorized by the DEA (Drug Enforcement Administration) into a schedule whereby Schedule I drugs are considered the most dangerous in terms of abuse potential, and Schedule V including those substances with the lowest potential for abuse.  Oxycodone, hydrocodone, fentanyl, methadone, and other prescription drugs are considered Schedule II substances, which mean they have a high potential for abuse or addiction.  Frequently someone who is prescribed one of these narcotic pain medications becomes dependent on the drug, which can result in that individual resorting to illegal means to get the narcotic when the drug is no longer prescribed.

Contact The O'Connor Law Firm Now - 816-842-1111

Clearly, criminal activity involving prescription drugs is not to be taken lightly.  Anyone who is accused of possessing prescription drugs or selling or attempting to sell or distribute prescription narcotics in Kansas City, Missouri must take action immediately to protect your freedom and future.  At The O'Connor Law Firm our Kansas City criminal defense attorneys are skilled, experienced, knowledgeable, and most of all committed to securing the best possible result for our clients.  We urge you to contact us today for a free consultation at 816-842-1111.

Kansas City Possession of Prescription Drugs Attorney, Matt O'Connor

Matt O’Connor was previously a professor of the law of evidence, and he knows what it takes to successfully defend anyone who has been charged with crimes in Kansas City, Missouri. When you hire his team, you will get unparalleled personal attention and care that you won’t receive from any other law firm.  Matt O'Connor has over 20 years experience in the court room, and has often times been called upon as a legal contributor for programs like the national Fox News channel and many other local Kansas City stations.