Phoenix, AZ asked in Criminal Law for Arizona

Q: If I bring my prescription into court on my court date will the judge verify that it is actually mine

Or will they just visually see that it has my name and information on it and if it is expired medication yet still mine I am able to possess that still correct.

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Thomas M. Fleming
Thomas M. Fleming
  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Walnut Creek, CA

A: I’m not sure why you want to bring in prescription medication into court but I will presume it is to provide evidence of legal possession (versus illegal possession) of a drug. This can be a very perilous act, and can backfire in many different ways. Please first consult with your lawyer (or if you don’t have an attorney, either retain one or request a public defender attorney) before doing any action like this. He or she can explain all the specific pitfalls of taking such an action in the context of your case and the particular charges you may be facing.

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