Many drug cases that we handle involve the illegal possession of prescription drugs such as Oxycontin or other opiate-based prescriptions. Many people do not realize how serious it is to be found in possession of a prescription drug for which they do not have a valid prescription. For example, many people will borrow a prescription pain pill from a family member when they are in pain, but they won’t realize that doing so is unlawful. A first offense could be a felony depending on the type of prescription drug, and the person who provided it could be charged with distribution. We don’t see distribution as much as we see the alleged possession of prescription drugs.

What Factors Can Enhance Or Aggravate A Prescription Drug Charge In Nevada?

The type and quantity of the prescription drug, the location where the individual was found to be in possession of the drug, the defendant’s prior criminal history, and whether or not there was a firearm involved would determine whether or not a prescription drug case would be enhanced or aggravated.

What Is A Charge For Possession Of An Altered Prescription In Nevada?

If someone has been charged with possession of an altered prescription, it means that they have been found to be in possession of a prescription that has been changed in some way. For example, if there was a prescription for 10 pills and the person added a zero to make it 100 pills, that would be considered an altered prescription. This happened more frequently when written prescriptions were more common. A first offense could be considered a misdemeanor, but if the defendant were to have prior drug convictions, then it could be charged as a felony.

What Happens If I Am Charged With Prescription Narcotic Drug Possession In Nevada?

If someone is charged with prescription narcotic drug possession in Nevada, they will likely receive a summons requiring them to appear in court. This is definitely something for which an individual will need the assistance of an attorney who has experience in this area of the law. The case would proceed through the court system just like any other case, which means there would be an arraignment, a preliminary hearing, and a pretrial conference. If no resolution could be made, then there would be a trial. The most important thing to do is get legal counsel from an attorney.

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