Prescription Medication

Will you go to prison?

Possessing somebody else’s prescription in and of itself is a felony offense. Depending on how many pills, depending on what your criminal history’s like, you absolutely have the potential to be looking at prison time. If you’re selling somebody else’s pills, you have even a greater chance of facing incarceration. The factors that are involved are going to be how many pills did you sell, what is your criminal history prior to this incident, and are there any aggravators in this case. Now there are other factors that might mitigate it as well, which is why it’s critical to hire the best criminal defense attorney you can in these types of cases. But possession of a controlled substance by itself is a felony. The sale of that is even a higher level felony. You certainly want to speak with a lawyer.

You can be considered a drug dealer if you sell prescription pills

Selling your prescription drugs even though you’re entitled to possess them is absolutely a felony and can be punishable by a prison sentence. It’s a huge no-no. Any time you’re dealing with prescription drugs, the only people that are qualified to dispense them are pharmacists and only to individuals that are duly issued a prescription.

If you’ve been charged with selling your prescriptions, you can be charged with dealing. You can also be charged with trafficking depending on the quantity of drugs. As it relates to prescriptions, here’s a little note. It doesn’t matter how much the active ingredient of your prescription weighs. It matters how much the entire pill weighs. Because prescriptions have inert ingredients, you’re actually getting charged based on a weight of the total pill. It’s potentially a trafficking case if it’s enough pills. Even 1 pill is absolutely a high level felony.

Jail Time

Possessing somebody else’s prescription in and of itself is a felony offense. Depending on how many pills, depending on what your criminal history’s like, you absolutely have the potential to be looking at prison time. Now if you’re selling somebody else’s pill, you have even a greater chance of facing incarceration. The factors that are involved are going to be how many pills did you sell, what is your criminal history prior to this incident, and are there any aggravators in this case. Now there are other factors that might mitigate it as well, which is why it’s critical to hire the best criminal defense attorney you can in these types of cases. But possession of a controlled substance by itself is a felony. The sale of that is even a higher level felony. You certainly want to speak with a lawyer.

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