California Possession of Drug Paraphernalia Attorney
Are you dealing with a possession of drug paraphernalia charge in California? Get in touch with a California possession of drug paraphernalia attorney who will work hard on your case.
Illegally possessing controlled substances is against the law in California. But did you know that you could get in trouble for having drug paraphernalia on you as well?
If you’re facing possession of drug paraphernalia charges, then you could have to spend time behind bars and face other consequences. But by researching your charges and finding an attorney to represent you, you stand a better chance of fighting your charges and getting them reduced or dropped altogether.
What Is Possession of Drug Paraphernalia?
Drug paraphernalia is equipment that people possess to use, make, or hide controlled substances that are illegal. It can include needles, bongs, pipes, rolling papers, containers used to store drugs, spoons, and freebase kits. It is also illegal to have baggies, scales, or other tools used to make and sell drugs. Illegal controlled substances in California include heroin, cocaine, meth, and fentanyl, to name a few.
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Proving You Committed Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
The prosecutor is required to show that you knew you had drug paraphernalia and what it was meant to be used for, and you exercised control over the paraphernalia. They will attempt to collect proof that you knew you had paraphernalia on you in order to bring about a conviction.
Penalties for Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
Possessing drug paraphernalia is a misdemeanor in California. If convicted, you may have to spend up to six months in jail and be required to pay up to $1,000 in fines. It’s possible that you’ll have to be placed on parole and undergo random searches and drug testing by the police. Additionally, if you are a teacher, contractor, lawyer, or work in any other profession where you hold a license, your license could be suspended.
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Defending Yourself Against a Possession of Drug Paraphernalia Charge
In your defense, you could say that you didn’t know you were in possession of the paraphernalia, or you had the legal right to possess it. Perhaps you were using the paraphernalia for a totally legal purpose, like smoking tobacco out of a pipe. If the drug paraphernalia the police found is not yours, then that is another defense. Also, the police may have found the paraphernalia while doing an illegal search or seizure, which could render your charges invalid.
Contact California Possession of Drug Paraphernalia Attorney CBS Law
If you are being charged with possession of drug paraphernalia, then it’s time to reach out to a California vandalism attorney who will defend you and work hard on your behalf. That’s CBS Law.
Want to learn more about what CBS Law can do for you? Then contact us for your free 60-minute consultation by calling (213) 800-8005 or getting in touch on our website. CBS Law is here for you 24/7, and we’ll work hard on your case to ensure justice is served. We are looking forward to helping you with your possession of drug paraphernalia charge in California.
Do NOT speak to law enforcement or investigators about your possession of drug paraphernalia charge, as that information can and will be used against you in a court of law.
Christopher J. Bou Saeed Founding Attorney of CBS Law