PRESCRIPTION DRUG CHARGES
OxyContin and Oxycodone Charges
Many doctors freely prescribe opiates such as OxyContin, Opana, Darvon,
Demerol and Lomotil for treatment of pain conditions. Unfortunately, long-term
use of opioids can lead to physical dependence and addiction. When the
prescription runs out, the user may turn to illegal sources of the drugs.
This can lead to criminal charges.
Established in 1965, the Berry Law Firm has developed and maintained a
national reputation for excellence in protecting the rights of people
accused of serious state and federal drug crimes. From our offices in
Lincoln and Omaha, our attorneys have defended people facing felony drug
charges throughout Nebraska.
Protecting Your Reputation and Your Future
According to the National Survey on Drug Use and Health, more than 16 million
Americans take prescription pain relievers, tranquilizers, stimulants
and other drugs for nonmedical purposes each year. Taking a prescription
drug that is not prescribed for you is a crime in Nebraska and other states.
Many people who have been arrested for use of a prescription drug without
a prescription focus on short-term consequences such as a fine, jail time
or probation. However, the long-term consequences of having a criminal
record can have a far more significant effect on a person’s life
When defending those charged with prescription drug crimes, our goal is
to minimize the potential consequences. If the accused is eligible, options
such as drug courts and pretrial diversion may provide options for resolving
the charges without a criminal conviction.
Depending on the circumstances of the arrest, the accused may have strong
defenses. The following are examples of defenses our lawyers have successfully
raised in drug possession cases:
- Lack of reasonable suspicion/probable cause for stopping an individual
- Lack of probable cause to support a warrantless search and seizure
- Coerced confessions
Contact Our Criminal Defense Law Firm in Omaha & Nebraska
For more information,
contact the prescription drug charge defense lawyers at the Berry Law Firm at
(402) 817-6550 in Lincoln or Omaha.