Many people assume that all drug charges are the result of illegal drugs, but it is possible to face drug charges in connection with prescription drugs. When a doctor writes a prescription, many factors, including the patient’s age, weight and condition, are all considered. These individualized factors make it unsafe for another person to take any medicine prescribed for the patient.
If you are carrying around prescription drugs, they need to remain in the package provided by the pharmacy wit your name and other identifying information on it. Without this, there is a chance that the drugs could end up landing you in criminal court.
We know that it is sometimes more convenient to carry your daily medications in a pillbox in your pocket or purse instead of having to find a place for the entire bottle. If you are pulled over and end up facing drug charges for this type of situation, we can help you to explore the options that you have for a defense.
It might shock you to learn that you might be facing some of the same penalties as a person who is in possession of an illegal drug. This is troubling because it can mean time in prison and costly fines. All of this must be used as your motivation to work on your defense.
There are many ways that these cases might be resolved. Sometimes, we can get it all taken care of without having to head to a trial. Pretrial diversion programs and plea deals might be possible. We will find out what is available for your case. Once we know this, you can let us know the direction you want us to move for your defense.