Can a parent be charged with a crime for allowing their 25 year old child to take a few of their prescription pain pills?

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Can a parent be charged with a crime for allowing their 25 year old child to take a few of their prescription pain pills?

Asked on November 25, 2012 under Criminal Law, Michigan

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M.D., Member, California and New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 9 years ago | Contributor

It doesn't matter whether or not the person that you give your pain pills to is your child or not. Giving someone else your prescription medication might well be condsidered to be distribution of a controlled substance. And that's illegal.


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