Charges for drug possession are a serious concern. Not only can a conviction lead to jail time and fines, but it can affect your ability to get a job or housing in the future. If you are facing charges for possession of prescription medication, there are avenues to fight those charges.
There are a few potential defense options to consider.
Did the pills belong to someone else?
If the pills that the police found were in a prescription bottle that belongs to a friend or family member, you can argue that the pills were not actually in your possession but instead left behind by the rightful owner.
Do you have a prescription?
If the pills found were a prescription medication and you have a prescription for them, providing your medical record and proof of the prescription may help you get the charges dismissed.
Were the drugs found illegally?
Police must follow specific regulations for search and seizure. When they obtain evidence in violation of those regulations, you can petition the court to disallow it. Illegally obtained evidence is prohibited in court.
These are a few of the most effective means to defend yourself against drug possession charges.