Illegal Possession of Prescription Drugs
Prescription drugs have restricted access and sale because they often have strong effects and are not safe for everyone to use. In many cases, prescriptions can create drug-induced highs in individuals who take them, which is why they are often sought for abuse.
When an individual is accused of illegal possession of a prescription drug, he or she may face serious legal consequences. If you or someone you love has been accused of illegal possession of a prescription drug, contact the San Jose criminal defense lawyers of the Law Office of Daniel Jensen, P.C. at (408) 296-4100.
Laws and Punishments
In order for an individual to obtain a prescription drug through legal means, he or she must have a written prescription from a licensed physician. When the individual buys the drugs, they must be dispensed from a licensed pharmacy.
Many individuals acquire prescription drugs illegally, meaning that they obtain the drugs without a prescription from somewhere other than a pharmacy.
When an individual is caught with a prescription drug and cannot produce proof that he or she was prescribed the drug, he or she may face a number of punishments. Depending on the substance and the amount that the person had, the crime may be a misdemeanor or a felony and may or may not result in jail time.
Illegal possession of a prescription drug is a serious crime on par with possession of illegal drugs. If you or your love one has been charged with illegal prescription drug possession, contact the San Jose criminal defense attorneys of the Law Office of Daniel Jensen, P.C. at (408) 296-4100.