POSSESSION OF DRUG PARAPHERNALIA ATTORNEY
The crime of Possession of Drug Paraphernalia is an ungraded misdemeanor offense punishable by up to 1 year in prison and a fine of up to $2,500. Unlike other drug related charges, this offense does not carry any driver's license suspension.
In simple terms, Drug Paraphernalia is anything used to store, measure or use drugs with, including needles, rolling papers, bongs, blunts, digital scales, ziplock bags, containers, pipes and related items.
Pennsylvania's Controlled Substances Act defines paraphernalia as any device which is used or is intended to be used for the purpose of planting, propagating, cultivating, growing, harvesting, manufacturing, compounding, converting, producing, processing, preparing, testing, analyzing, packing, repacking, storing, containing, concealing, injecting, ingesting, inhaling or otherwise introducing into the human body a controlled substance in violation of the Drug Device and Cosmetic Act.
DO I NEED A LAWYER TO FIGHT A DRUG PARAPHERNALIA CHARGE?
If you want your best chance at earning a dismissal or withdrawal of your charges, you should hire an experience criminal defense lawyer who routinely handles drug cases.
The Commonwealth will try and prove you guilty of this offense by either direct or constructive possession. Direct possession occurs when drug paraphernalia is found on your person, such as in your hand or in your pocket. Constructive possession may be established when the prosecutor establishes that you had the power and intent to control the drug paraphernalia, even if it isn't found on you personally.
HOW THE ZUCKERMAN LAW FIRM CAN HELP
If you are charged with the Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, call the Zuckerman Law Firm at 412-447-5580 for a free, initial telephone consultation. As a former narcotics crimes prosecutor, Attorney Dave Zuckerman will fight for a dismissal or reduction of your misdemeanor Drug Paraphernalia charges, seeking to end your case at the Magisterial District Court level.
As you can see from our results page, our firm has had success negotiating agreements for clients charged with a wide array of drug offenses.