Have you been charged with possession of drug paraphernalia?
Drug paraphernalia are those instruments used in the consumption of drugs. This includes pipes, needles, scales, and other items that law enforcement considers could be used in the illegal drug trade or in consuming controlled substances. If you have been charged with possession of drug paraphernalia, it is important that you contact a Seattle criminal defense attorney right away . You will need an aggressive legal defense in court. Call Blair & Kim, PLLC as we are highly experienced criminal defense attorneys and have successfully defended many clients charged with drug crimes.
Criminal Defense Attorney in Seattle: Drug Paraphernalia
Possession of drug paraphernalia is a misdemeanor. There is a mandatory minimum of 1 day in jail and a fine of $250 and there can be a maximum sentence of 90 days in jail and a $1,000 fine. There is the further complication of this going on your criminal record, which can damage your future employment opportunities and other important personal issues.
To gain a conviction, it must be demonstrated that you used the paraphernalia in the consumption of a drug. There must be trace amounts of the drug found. If you have been charged with possession of paraphernalia, however, it is also likely that you are facing charges for possession of a drug. The situation can become much more complicated if the prosecution is using the drug paraphernalia, such as plastic baggies, as evidence to show intent to sell. These charges are defendable by lawyers with experience and understanding of the law. We always take each case very seriously and look into all the facts regarding how the arrest was made. These cases can hinge on being able to find an irregularity in the arrest or search procedure and making a motion to have the evidence suppressed. Each case is unique. You should have the evidence against you reviewed immediately by our attorney.
Contact a Seattle drug crime lawyer today to get the legal defense that will make the difference.