What to do if I was recently arrested for having a prescription drug in my possession but I found it on the floor at the store?

UPDATED: Feb 3, 2013

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What to do if I was recently arrested for having a prescription drug in my possession but I found it on the floor at the store?

I also had 9 prescription pills belonging to my husband on me and a diet pill which I had a script for a while back and a pain pill which I currently have a script for. I was also charged with shoplifting because someone I was with got caught and I was with her. Meanwhile I am on a felony diversion. I told them that I was going to turn them in to the pharmacy, however they didn’t believe me. What does my future look like? They searched me knowing that I did not shoplift and I did not give them permission to go through my purse.

Asked on February 3, 2013 under Criminal Law, Kentucky


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

Answered 9 years ago | Contributor

You craft quite a story. The fact is that there are a lot of coincidences here. That, that certianly make you look guilty. That, coupled with the fact you are still on felony diversion, means that you are facing potentially serious consequences. At this point, you need to speak directly with a criminal law attorney in your area. They can best advise as to your best course of action under the circumstances.

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