In the state of Florida “drug paraphernalia” is defined as all equipment, products, or any kind of materials which are used, intended for the use, or designed for the use in planting, cultivating, harvesting, manufacturing, preparing, converting, processing, testing, analyzing, storing, repackaging, containing, concealing, transporting, ingesting, inhaling, or in any way introducing into the human body a controlled substance or an illegal drug.
The possession of drug paraphernalia charge may include items such as pipes, syringes, capsules, containers, blenders, scales and bongs. It is a first degree misdemeanor punishable by up to 1 year in jail, 1 year of probation, and a $1,000 fine. If you are charged with possession of drug paraphernalia, you will likely be charged with a drug possession charge. Both charges are important to defend.
If you are charged with a drug paraphernalia offense in the state of Florida, it is imperative you get an Orlando drug attorney. Do not volunteer information to law enforcement and do not speak to them without a lawyer to defend you. Remember, law enforcement will try to extract statements from you while they are in the process of investigating the case prior to making an arrest. If the paraphernalia was found in a car and there were 3 passengers and a driver, it might be very hard for the prosecution to prove who the paraphernalia belonged to. As a result, do not make any statements to law enforcement about the ownership of the paraphernalia.
The Wiseman Law Firm has been defending individuals charged with drug crimes for many years. We will study all the evidence to ascertain whether your constitutional rights were violated and assert any defense that will help get the best result possible. We will work hard to get your charges dropped, get a reduced sentence or aggressively take your case to trial.
Contact The Wiseman Law Firm immediately for a free consultation: (407) 708-9127