If I testify to this, can I be charged with felony possession of delude? 11 Answers as of April 15, 2013

My best friend was charged with felony possession of one delude pill that was found in her hoodie pocket. My mother is very ill and we clean her house, fix her meals, administer her medicine, etc. While vacuuming, I found the pill on the floor. I put it in the hoodie pocket that I was wearing until I was finished and then I planned on putting it back in the bottle. I completely forgot about the pill, so, when the police found it in her pocket, she honestly didn't know how it had gotten there, and at the time, I completely forgot, as well. My mom does have a script for the delude.

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William L. Welch, III Attorney | William L. Welch, III
Apart from whether the prosecution believes you is whether a jury would believe you, and what exposure you have to being charged and prosecuted. An attorney can assist you with evaluating the prosecution's case, any defenses that you might have, and any plea offer that might be made, so that you can decide whether to plea bargain or go to trial. If you were to be found guilty, then an attorney can assist you with presenting mitigation, allocution, and a recommendation for a more lenient sentence. and a recommendation for a more lenient sentence.
Answer Applies to: Maryland
Replied: 4/15/2013
Henry Lebensbaum | Henry Lebensbaum
Speak to her lawyer.
Answer Applies to: Massachusetts
Replied: 4/11/2013
Lawrence Lewis
Lawrence Lewis | Lawrence Lewis, PC
If you testify to the story, you and your mother can be charged.
Answer Applies to: Georgia
Replied: 4/11/2013
Michael Breczinski
Michael Breczinski | Michael Breczinski
It sounds like an innocent reason for having it. You were not keeping it and simply forgot to put it where it belonged in the bottle. I think the police would have an uphill battle trying to convict you of anything since it was an innocent possession.
Answer Applies to: Michigan
Replied: 4/11/2013
Boyack Christiansen & Chambers, PLLC | Travis Christiansen
Maybe, it is going to depend on your record and the prosecutor.
Answer Applies to: Utah
Replied: 4/11/2013
    Timothy J. Thill P.C.
    Timothy J. Thill P.C. | Timothy J. Thill
    You should make sure your sister is represented by a defense lawyer, and you should be ready to testify in her behalf, as a witness to state what exactly happened. You will need proof of the script for your mother, as well. If you sister is not able to afford counsel, you should instruct her to ask for a public defender.
    Answer Applies to: Illinois
    Replied: 4/11/2013
    Gates' Law, PLLC | Thomas E. Gates
    If you explain the circumstances as you put it in your question, there should not be any charges for either party.
    Answer Applies to: Washington
    Replied: 4/11/2013
    Law Office of James A Schoenberger
    Law Office of James A Schoenberger | James A Schoenberger
    Your friend's defense is called "unwitting possession" and you need to come forward with the whole story, including your mother's Rx. Not likely you would be charged if the truth were known.
    Answer Applies to: Washington
    Replied: 4/11/2013
    Musilli Brennan Associates PLLC
    Musilli Brennan Associates PLLC | John F Brennan
    You have defined a possible defense, your best friend needs an attorney and you as a witness.
    Answer Applies to: Michigan
    Replied: 4/11/2013
    Law Office of Brendan M. Kelly
    Law Office of Brendan M. Kelly | Brendan M. Kelly
    You may be charged with it. I would talk with the attorney involved to see if that will help.
    Answer Applies to: Nebraska
    Replied: 4/11/2013
    Conway Law Pllc.
    Conway Law Pllc. | B. L. Conway
    She better get a great lawyer.
    Answer Applies to: Virginia
    Replied: 4/11/2013
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