California Possession of Drug Paraphernalia Lawyer
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In California, being charged with possession of drug paraphernalia, can come with hefty fines and a record that can follow you. This is not a charge you want to face alone, let Weber Law’s team of experienced lawyers help you today.
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California Possession of Drug Paraphernalia Charges and Penalties
What is Drug Paraphernalia?
Drug paraphernalia means any equipment, device, contrivance, instrument, or paraphernalia used for unlawfully injecting or smoking a controlled substance. This includes pipes, spoons, needles, rolling papers, or filters.
There are different levels of controlled substances which range from Schedule 1 to 5.
Examples of a Schedule 1 drugs include opiates, opium, hallucinogenic substances such as salts, cannabis, psilocybin, heroine, valium, or cocaine.
Examples of Schedule 5 drugs typically include the amount of drugs that are in possession, 200 milligrams of codeine per 100 milliliters or per 100 grams.
It is important to note that, this does not apply to hypodermic needles or syringes that have been contained for safe disposal in a container that meets state and federal guidelines for disposal of sharps waste.
How is possessing drug paraphernalia different then possession of a controlled substance?
You do not have to have the controlled substance in your possession to be charged of possessing drug paraphernalia. The equipment, device, or instrument is enough to get you charged with possessing drug paraphernalia, even if drugs are not found with them. Additionally, you can be charged with possessing a controlled substance without being in possession of drug paraphernalia, but it is possible to be charged with possession of drug paraphernalia, and possession of a controlled substance. Being charged with both can increase the penalty of the charge.
What is the Punishment?
Possession of drug paraphernalia is a misdemeanor in the state of California, it is punishable by imprisonment up to one year, a fine of up to $1,000.00, or both.
These are serious penalties that could have you in prison for a significant amount of time, let Weber Law work to get you the lowest time possible or even no time. It is possible to get a sentence reduction or reduction of your charge but it requires knowledgeable legal counsel.
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Contact Weber Law immediately if you’ve been arrested on a possession of drug paraphernalia charge. We offer a free confidential case evaluation – serving Los Angeles and the surrounding areas.
How Can WEBER LAW Help You?
If you have been cited with possession of drug paraphernalia in California, there are a few ways Weber Law can fight for you. Whether it is negotiating to lower the charge to a lesser crime, reducing your fine amount or jail time, making sure the charge doesn’t go on your record, or defending you at trial, Weber Law will work for you every step of the way. By looking at potential evidence such as your criminal record, the police report, and potential eyewitness testimony, Weber Law will make sure to look at all the details of your case. By using defenses that have been successful in the past, for example, having a medicinal marijuana card, not knowing what you were in possession of, or the paraphernalia was found during an illegal search, Weber Law will create a strong defense for you. At Weber Law we are experienced in defending these charges, winning these cases, and getting you back to everyday life. The court room can be a very intimidating place, you do not have to face it alone, let Weber Law’s team of experienced lawyers help you. Being cited for possession of drug paraphernalia, whether with possession with a controlled substance or not, can have detrimental effects on future careers and your record could be ruined. Do not leave this charge up to chance.
If you or anyone you know has been cited with possession of drug paraphernalia in the State of California, call Weber Law today for a consultation.
CA Penal Code § 11364, Opium pipes; instruments for injecting or smoking controlled substances; exceptions for safe disposal and personal use.
CA Penal Code § 17, Felony; misdemeanor; infraction; classification of offenses
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