Possession of Drug Paraphernalia Defense Lawyer

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In the state of Arizona, it is illegal under A.R.S §13-3415 to possess any item or instruments that allow one to use, prepare, plant, or manufacture illicit drugs. Nearly any item that is used in connection with illegal controlled substances can be considered drug paraphernalia and can expose a person to misdemeanor or even felony charges if found in their possession. If you have been arrested for possession of drug paraphernalia, it is urgent you contact an aggressive Mesa drug crime attorney from Naegle & Crider Criminal Defense Attorneys at once to protect yourself against serious consequences.

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Felony vs. Misdemeanor Paraphernalia Charges

While objects such as small plastic bags or spoons are completely legal to be possessed on their own, if they are found in a person’s possession in the same proximity as an illegal drug, such as marijuana or cocaine, they can be perceived by police as being drug paraphernalia. Drug paraphernalia that is coupled with other drug charges such as possession of marijuana is usually prosecuted as a Class 6 felony, carrying up to one year in prison upon conviction. Conversely, possession of drug paraphernalia by itself without any usable amount of drugs may be charged as a misdemeanor.

Any of the following items can be considered drug paraphernalia:

  • Bongs
  • Rolling papers
  • Scales for weighing drugs
  • Razor blades
  • Needles
  • Pipes
  • Small bags
  • Spoons

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In addition to the obvious legal consequences, a criminal conviction can inflict serious damage to a person’s reputation and ability to find suitable employment, as many employers tend to immediately disqualify applicants with histories of drug crimes. Do not risk these consequences and contact Naegle & Crider Criminal Defense Attorneys today. Our firm’s Mesa criminal defense attorneys can fight to minimize your chances of conviction and advocate for a reduction or dismissal of your charges on your behalf. No matter how serious your situation may seem, we have the skills to ensure your rights are protected and give you a fighting chance against the prosecution’s claims.

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