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Last Updated on: 23rd August 2023, 01:08 am
Vicodin is considered an addictive drug in Queens. If you are found to be in possession of the drug at any time, then you can be charged and ordered to appear in court. If you are convicted of Vicodin possession, then you could spend several years in prison and have to pay significant fines. The length of time that you would have to spend in prison will be determined by a variety of factors including your criminal background, whether you’ve been charged with possession in the past, and if there were other items with you at the time. If there were children with you or you were in a school zone while having Vicodin in your possession, then your sentence could be more severe than if you were in your vehicle on another piece of property. Your license could be suspended, and your assets could be seized according to the statues that are set forth by the law. Keep in mind that your exact punishment will depend on a variety of factors instead of only one or two components. An attorney can fight in your defense to try to keep you from spending the maximum time in prison and to keep you from paying the maximum fines. Your attorney can also help to keep your assets as well by presenting evidence to the court that would suggest that you might not have had the drug in your possession.
When you take Vicodin, it blocks the pain receptors in your brain. This is one of the reasons as to why it’s such a popular drug to have. Some people know it as hydrocodone. You can get addicted to Vicodin in a short time and discover that you rely on the drug to give you a euphoric feeling. It takes all of the pain that you have away so that you can focus on everything from working to spending time with your friends and family. As your tolerance builds to the impacts of the drug on your body, you will need to have more of the drug to get the same feeling that only one or two pills gave.
Since doctors are learning more about how people are using the drug for personal gain instead of using it as it’s prescribed, many doctors are prescribing fewer pills so that the person doesn’t get addicted as easily. If you find that it’s hard to stop using the drug, then you might resort to illegal acts to secure more pills. Keep in mind that possessing Vicodin in a legal manner as long as you have proof that of a prescription likely won’t result in a possession charge. It’s when you are in possession of a large number of pills without a prescription that you would be charged in Queens. If you are caught doing something illegal to get more Vicodin pills, such as stealing from another person or using a weapon to get more of the drug from another person, then your possession charge will likely include more details that could result in a longer prison sentence and higher fines.
Some of the other charges that you could receive include distribution or an intent to distribute. If you’re found with paraphernalia that could indicate that you plan to sell or distribute Vicodin to another person, then your charges could be a felony. In most cases, Vicodin possession can involve the federal government as it’s often considered a controlled substance. Sometimes, you could be charged with a DUI if you are driving while using Vicodin or while you have the drug in your possession in the vehicle and the officer believes that you are under the influence.
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Vicodin is a prescription brand name for a powerful narcotic pain reliever called hydrocodone. Possession of this medication without a prescription can be a felony offense, meaning that it is one of the more serious drug crimes to be charged with. The state of New York explicitly spells out their drug laws in regards to possession, and they have a standard by which prosecutors must prove their case beyond a reasonable doubt, just like any other legal case out there.
A good Vicodin possession lawyer takes on your case even before arraignment and ensures that you have your best chance for a positive outcome. Despite the fact that drug possession is a very serious offense in New York, there are many possible defenses that your legal team can use.
Facing Arraignment On Drug Possession
Your arraignment is a court proceeding where you will be read the charges against you. In response to those charges, you can enter a plea. Your plea during your arraignment will determine the next steps in your case. If you plead guilty, you will be sentenced. Keep in mind that for felony drug possession cases, you can receive many years in prison, and you will have a felony on your record after release that will affect you for the rest of your life. It’s never wise to plead guilty before discussing your case with an attorney.
The burden of proof is on the prosecution, so your defense team will be able to either negotiate a plea bargain or they will be able to present a defense that might reduce or even dismiss your charges. More than likely, though, even if you are guilty, a good defense lawyer will be able to get you a “best possible scenario,” such as a year or more of probation whereby you can prove yourself to the court and escape serious prison time.
Contacting A Lawyer Soon
There’s no reason to wait to contact a lawyer. You are going to need that lawyer by your side every step of the way: Throughout the arraignment, during any probationary period you have, to give you legal advice about behavior before your case is resolved, or in the event of a plea bargain that allows you to get the best possible outcome for a guilty plea. Many courts are open to alternative punishments as well that don’t include prison time. For example, drug court is one such alternative to prison that allows drug offenders to prove themselves with a special set of rules and regulations during a “free” period out in society again.
A felony is a serious offense and possession of Vicodin will fall into this category. If you’re charged with this crime, there’s no time to waste in contacting Queens Vicodin possession lawyers. Your legal team here will defend you from the moment you give us the opportunity to, with everything in our power to represent you in a court of law and after your case is resolved. The bulk of the time, a guilty possession case is going to carry some consequences with it. If you get probation, we’ll be there to help you successfully complete it with prompt answers and prompt representation every time you need us. If you receive drug court, we’ll help you navigate this often difficult time in life, with clear outlines of the rules you must live by and representation if you’re accused of breaking them.
Our lawyers are experienced, knowledgeable, and the best at what they do. If you need a possession lawyer, there’s no better number to call than ours.