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Possession of Minor Drugs & Allegations of Intent To Sell or Distribute Drugs In Oklahoma
Getting caught with drugs is a serious matter in Oklahoma, especially for possession of minor drugs or allegations of intent to sell or distribute drugs. What is even more serious is if you or your loved one are not properly represented by experienced counsel. If you are convicted of drug possession or intent to sell or distribute drugs in Oklahoma, the effects can be detrimental to your permanent record, which could include:
- Criminal Charges
- Jail Time
- Civil Penalties
- Suspension of License
- Denial of Right to Vote
- Loss of Government Benefits, Professional Licenses, or Employment
Overall, the state of Oklahoma has one of the strictest drug possession laws in the United States. For instance, some estimates suggest that annually around 13,000 Oklahomans are placed under arrest for marijuana related drug crimes. These figures don’t even cover other controlled substances or drugs. That is why it is critical to immediately obtain seasoned criminal defense representation, as the state incarcerates more people for drug related crimes than any other state in the nation.
In Oklahoma, drugs or controlled substances are categorized under various schedules. Schedule I drugs may include marijuana, morphine, peyote, or mescaline and LSD. Schedule II drugs may include codeine, methadone, cocaine, and other opiates. Schedule III drugs include barbituric acid or anabolic steroids. Schedule IV drug examples are Ativan, Valium or Xanax. Lastly, Schedule V drugs are medications containing narcotics.
The following chart illustrates just how stringent Oklahoma laws are, even towards minor drug offenses: