Hello, I was hoping to hear back from you so that I could get a bigger picture before giving an answer. However, I can respond, and if it doesn't cover all you wished to know, you can reply again, and I will add to this answer. You were charged with felony possession, which is good, because it means that what you had was in personal use amount. Otherwise you'd have been charged with possession with the intent to sell the medication. You were also charged with possession of paraphernalia, which is less important because the charge is less serious. The prosecutor does have the power to reduce felony charges to a misdemeanor
possession if he wishes to do so. Straight felony possession cases frequently are reduced in this manner, and may be especially possible here when you and your friend both have valid prescriptions for the substances that you take, and you can demonstrate that. While it will be helpful for you to get something from your doctor and from your friend's doctor stating what medications were prescribed for you, you should not try to handle this matter for yourself. It is a felony charge and depending upon whether the drugs were found in their original pharmacy labeled bottles, a doctor's letter won't be enough to get the case dismissed. So the best way to see that the charges are eventually reduced or dismissed would be to hire a criminal lawyer to represent you with this case. Once you have him, you could sign a release with your doctor allowing your lawyer to discuss your prescriptions with him, and your lawyer can also check with the pharmacies to make sure you and your friend had just picked up those medications lawfully on the day you were arrested. If you can afford a lawyer, you should have him with you on your first court
date. If you are indigent cannot afford one without substantial hardship, when you show up for your arraignment, plead not guilty when asked how you plead. Then tell the judge that you are without the funds to hire a private attorney and that you need him to appoint you a public defender.