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What Is Drug Paraphernalia?

A drug paraphernalia charge is usually a misdemeanor offense in Nevada and is often accompanied by a drug possession charge. Paraphernalia is "any object or product that helps a person use illegal drugs." This could range from scales used to weigh drugs and cocaine spoons to types of pipes and roach clips.

The court can determine if an object was drug paraphernalia based on factors such as the statements of the accused person, the proximity of the object to controlled substances, drug residue on the object and expert testimony. If you are being charged with a drug paraphernalia-related crime, learn more about your potential defenses when you call our Las Vegas drug crimes lawyer today.

Penalties for Drug Paraphernalia Charges

You can be charged with a variety of drug paraphernalia charges. The penalties for these various charges are listed below:

  • The penalty for a drug paraphernalia possession conviction is up to 6 months in jail and up to a $1,000 fine.
  • The penalty for a drug paraphernalia advertising conviction is up to 6 months in jail and up to a $1,000 fine.
  • The penalty for a drug paraphernalia selling or manufacturing conviction is a felony, punishable by up to 4 years in prison.
  • Giving drug paraphernalia to a minor 3 years your junior is a felony, punishable by up to 5 years in prison and a $10,000 fine.

Besides the criminal penalties, you can face other adverse repercussions to your career, education, finances, professional license and family. Don't let these charges ruin your life.

Get a Group of Hard-Hitting Lawyers on Your Side!

When you need aggressive legal defense on your side, you can count on our criminal defense team at the Law Office of David R. Fischer to go to bat for you. Defenses that could be applicable to your case include arguing that you weren't actually in possession of the object, that the object in question wasn't paraphernalia or that you were illegally searched.

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