A separate charge of drug paraphernalia - products or materials used for making, using or concealing illegal drugs such as cocaine, heroin, marijuana and methamphetamine - may be brought against you in addition to drug possession, intent to sell or trafficking charges. Possession of paraphernalia is a misdemeanor and can be punished with fines up to $1,000 and/or up to one year in a Georgia prison.
If you've been accused of possessing drug paraphernalia, our attorneys at the Teiger Law Center, P.C., will aggressively defend your constitutional rights by challenging the legality of the stop, search and seizure, and/or by raising reasonable doubt as to proof of possession.
User-specific drug paraphernalia are items used by drug users to conceal or ingest drugs. Pipes made specifically for smoking drugs, roach clips (holds the butt of the joint) and syringes for injecting drugs are all examples of drug paraphernalia. Everyday items may also be deemed drug paraphernalia. Mirrors, rolled up currency, razor blades and bent spoons have all been used to convict people under paraphernalia laws, whether or not they contain residue of illegal drugs.
Dealer-specific drug paraphernalia products are used for distribution of drugs such as scales, vials and plastic baggies. Sales of paraphernalia is a quarter of a billion-dollar industry, and authorities are cracking down on Internet sales and local retail tobacco/head shops that sell items for cultivating marijuana (grow lights, hydroponic kits, etc.) and products that are claimed to cleanse the body of evidence of drug use.
The type of drug paraphernalia you are accused of possessing will affect your punishment: type of drug, amount and your intent will all be taken into consideration when establishing which guidelines will affect you. A conviction may affect your schooling, work and/or home life.
Our team of lawyers and professional staff at Teiger Law Center, P.C., can help mitigate your drug paraphernalia charge in Georgia. Call our Cumming or Alpharetta, GA law offices at 800-780-2275, 866-726-2153 or complete our Internet contact form to receive a prompt response.