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Daughter fired for stealing 8 adderall tablets. Louisiana.

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Daughter fired for stealing 8 adderall tablets. Louisiana. Certified technocian.
JA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?
Customer: No
JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?
Customer: Not arrested and pharmacy not pressing charges but it was reported to board of pharmacy. Can they press charges
JA: Since laws vary from place to place, what state is this in? And when did this happen?
Customer: Louisiana. 2 days ago
Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Criminal Law
Expert:  RobertJDFL replied 11 months ago.

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Expert:  RobertJDFL replied 11 months ago.

I'm very sorry to hear about what happened.

Only the state, through the prosecutor's office, can actually file charges. Television and movies make it sound like anyone can press charges, but that is not the case. The decision rests with a prosecutor. That said, if anyone could file a police report, it would have been the pharmacy where your daughter allegedly took the medication, since they are the "victim."

The Board of Pharmacy is not going to file a report with the authorities, though they could take disciplinary action against your daughter (much like a doctor or lawyer who is reported for alleged wrongful acts can face sanctions).

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Customer: replied 11 months ago.
Thank you. If no police report was filed then no arrest can be made, correct? I know the board can/ will take disciplinary action
Expert:  RobertJDFL replied 11 months ago.

If nothing was reported to the police there would be no way for them to know that an alleged crime was committed, so no way for them to make an arrest, correct.

Expert:  RobertJDFL replied 11 months ago.

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