Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
Arrested for Possessing Drug Paraphernalia
A charge of possessing drug paraphernalia is a serious criminal offense that should not be taken lightly. Often coupled with Possession of CDS, this charge is considered a disorderly persons offense and can carry with it strict penalties. Attorney David C. Barry can help you aggressively and effectively fight these charges.
You can be charged with possession of drug paraphernalia when you possess anything that can be used to make, manufacture, distribute or otherwise introduce into the human body any controlled dangerous substance (CDS). Common examples of the materials classified under statute N.J.S.A. 2C: 36-2 are:
- Devices for ingestion: Bongs, bowls, vaporizers, papers, syringes, needles, spoons, and balloons
- Packaging: Bags, containers, safes, fake cans, and custom cases
- Devices for sales: scales and labels
Penalties for Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
As many of these objects are everyday household items it could be possible to prove that you had them in your possession for lawful purposes. A seasoned criminal defense attorney will help you form the best defense possible and protect you from incurring the following penalties:
- up to six months in jail
- fines from $500-$1000
- license suspension for up to 2 years (mandatory 6 months suspension for drug crimes)
- criminal record
The only way to avoid the suspension upon conviction is through a presentation of substantial hardship to the Court.
Attorney David C. Barry has decades of experience successfully defending drug paraphernalia and related drug cases in the municipal courts of Middlesex County and surrounding areas. He will draw upon his insights into the law and the local court in question to develop a successful strategy. Call him today for a free consultation and protect your rights: 732-204-7387.