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Could carrying your prescribed medication be a felony?

On Behalf of | Jul 13, 2021 | Criminal defense | 0 comments

Living with injuries or illnesses can significantly impact your life. Thankfully, there are often medications that can support you in your daily life.

You may already be familiar with the limitations you have from your medications, like being unable to drive for a specific time. However, many do not consider how they carry their medicines with them.

Here’s what you should know about safely (and legally) carrying your medications.

The container matters

There are many pill organizers and containers on the market to remind you when to take your medications and how much to take. With many medications, these containers can be acceptable, but they could lead to problems with controlled substances.

Although it can be a hassle to carry prescription containers for your medications, it can be helpful if police question you. When you bring your medicine in the official labeled container, it can support your possession of the substance.

Prescription cannot be expired

Often, especially with pain medications, you may take them as you need them. You may go through a season where you need your prescription filled regularly, and you may go through a time when you do not need it as often.

When you need to start taking a medication after a time away from it, be sure to check the expiration of the prescription. While the medicine may still be effective, it could lead to trouble if the prescription is expired.

Before resuming a course of medication, you should check with your physician about your prescription. You may simply need a checkup to get your prescription renewed.