Oxycontin Arrest Attorneys in Delaware
Oxycontin is a commonly prescribed opiate based painkiller. Oxycontin is the brand name of the generic painkiller oxycodone and it is also an incredibly strong narcotic that will impair your ability to operate a vehicle. In addition, Oxycontin is a very common recreational narcotic in Delaware and is used at schools, bars, parties and on college campuses such as the University of Delaware. If you are pulled over by law enforcement after ingesting Oxycontin you are at risk for being arrested for DUI EVEN IF THE OXYCONTIN IS LEGALLY PRESCRIBED. Despite the warnings from the prescribing physician, as well as on the pill bottle, that taking the medicine and operating a motor vehicle can lead to impaired driving ability many people still do it. Taking oxycodone and driving is unsafe for you and other drivers on the road. It can lead to being arrested for driving under the influence of drugs in Delaware. If you are facing Oxycontin DUI charges in Delaware you should call an experienced Delaware Oxycontin DUI Defense Attorney.
Mandatory Minimum Penalties for Oxycodone DUI Conviction in Delaware
A DUI in Delaware, even a first offense, will disrupt your life now and in the future.. Once convicted you will face:
- Up to 6 months in jail
- $230-$1,150 in fines
- BAC below 0.15-12 months driver’s license revocation
- BAC .15 to .19- 18 months driver’s license revocation, Ignition Interlock (IID) mandatory
- BAC .20 or > – 24 months driver’s license revocation (IID mandatory)
If you were found with illegally obtained, black market or internet purchased oxycodone in the car at the time of the DUI arrest you will face additional charges related to the drugs such as drug possession and illegally obtained prescription medications. The penalties for these charges can be significantly more severe than the DWI charges and can involve fines, fees, community service and possibly jail time.
Signs of Driving Under the Influence of Oxycontin or Oxycodone
There are several signs that can indicate that you were possibly driving under the influence of Oxycontin. They are:
- Oxycontin or oxycodone being found in automobile
- Odd or erratic driving behaviors
- Being Disoriented
- Constricted pupils
- Diminished cognitive function
- Impaired motor skills
Contact a University Of Delaware Oxycodone DWI Defense Lawyer for a Free Consultation
With so much at stake do not wait to call me, Delaware Oxycontin DWI Lawyer Brian J. Chapman to discuss your case by dialing 302-656-2528. Or, you can contact Delaware Oxycodone DUI Defense Attorney Brian J. Chapman here via email. You need an experienced and aggressive defense attorney who truly has your best interest in mind. I will put my experience, knowledge and resources to work for you.
I also routinely defends non-Delaware residents who have been charged with DUI, drugged driving, traffic violations and drug crimes in surrounding states such as New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Washington D.C. and Virginia.