Standing Against Possession Of Drug Paraphernalia Charges
Many people are surprised to learn that they can face drug charges just for having drug paraphernalia on them. If you are facing these kinds of charges, do not underestimate what is at stake in your case.
When you come to the Finkelstein Firm, P.A., in Clearwater, you can get the experience, skill and drive you deserve in a criminal defense attorney. My name is Jenna Finkelstein, and as I represent you through your case, I will be prepared to answer your questions and address your concerns along the way.
What Constitutes These Charges
In the state of Florida, possession of drug paraphernalia is a first-degree misdemeanor. Under Florida Statute 893.145, drug paraphernalia can be defined as “equipment, products, and materials of any kind which are used, intended for use, or designed for use in planting, propagating, cultivating, growing, harvesting, manufacturing, compounding, converting, producing, processing, preparing, testing, analyzing, packaging, repackaging, storing, containing, concealing, transporting, injecting, ingesting, inhaling, or otherwise introducing into the human body, a controlled substance in violation of this chapter or in violation of Florida Statute 877.111.”
A few of the most common examples of drug paraphernalia are:
- Metal, wood, acrylic, plastic or glass pipes
- Syringes, needles or other objects intended for the use of injection of controlled substances in to the body
- Rolling papers
- Containers or bags intended for the use of sale and transfer of controlled substances
Considering the many ways in which one can be accused of possession of drug paraphernalia, determining whether someone was in “possession” has become a very common issue. Because of this, it is important to consult with an attorney as soon as possible. The consequences of a conviction are wide ranging and can be life changing. In the state of Florida, someone convicted of a first-degree misdemeanor can face up to one year in jail and up to $1,000 in fines.
Build Your Defense With A Lawyer You Can Trust
You may have been accused of possession of drug paraphernalia, but that does not mean that you are guilty. Because of the complexities and defenses available to one accused of possession, it is imperative that you speak with an experienced criminal defense lawyer right away.
If you or someone you know has been accused of a possession offense in the Pinellas County or Tampa Bay area, then it is very important that you contact an experienced possession of drug paraphernalia crimes lawyer immediately. My team of investigators and experts and I are highly experienced in defending crimes, and I will begin building your defense today.
Contact me for a free analysis of your case at my local office, located in Clearwater. Call 727-202-4418 or email my firm to learn about your legal options if you have been accused of possession of drug paraphernalia. Start building your defense immediately.