Did you get arrested for carrying your prescription medicine?

By KevinMarcilliat, In Drug Crimes, 0 Comments

Many North Carolina residents rely on their prescription drugs just to make it through the day. Pain medications can work miracles to help someone alleviate back pain that would normally prevent a worker from doing his or her job. Sleeping pills can help an insomniac get the bed rest his or she needs, and psychological medications can calm a patient’s unbearable anxiety.

Still, prescription drugs are highly regulated, and if you’re caught in possession of many forms of prescription drugs illegally, North Carolina police could accuse you of a host of drug-related crimes. Rest assured, however, if you’ve been arrested and accused of unlawful prescription drug possession, you will have the right to a criminal defense.

Interestingly, at Marcilliat & Mills PLLC, where we defend North Carolina residents against drug crime charges, we have seen cases of perfectly innocent citizens being accused of breaking the law — just because they were carrying their doctor-prescribed medications on them at the time of a traffic stop or during some other kind of interaction with police.

In these cases, the defense of the individual is relatively straightforward. Those accused of prescription drug violations related to their own doctor-prescribed medicine will merely need to show evidence to the court that they had a prescription for the medication.

These inappropriate arrest cases are sometimes the easiest to defend, but in other cases, they involve more complicated facts, and the prescription drug violation is one of many other violations that the defendant is facing in court. At the Marcilliat & Mills PLLC — no matter what criminal charges you’re facing — our legal team is here to help you navigate your North Carolina criminal defense proceedings. At all times, we will do everything in our power to either get your charges dropped or dismissed and/or reduce the severity of punishments in the event of a conviction.