What is considered drug paraphernalia?
Law enforcement and prosecutors will consider several factors when determining whether an item is drug paraphernalia. These factors include the item's ordinary purpose, proximity of the item to any controlled substances, and drug residue on the item. The prosecutor may also rely on expert testimony when making the case that an item is paraphernalia.
What are the consequences of a possession of drug paraphernalia conviction?
Aside from the possibility of serving time in jail as a result of a conviction, there are other collateral consequences of a drug conviction that can affect a person's life. For example, you may not be able to hold certain jobs or acquire or maintain certain licenses upon conviction of a possession charge. This is especially true if you are currently in or aspiring to work in the medical field. If you are facing drug or paraphernalia charges, you should contact an experienced criminal defense attorney as soon as possible.
Our attorneys at Lawrence Law Firm have successfully defended clients facing allegations of possession charges, and we can help you navigate this process and reach a favorable result in your case as well. Call 318-232-4000 for a free consultation.
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