Drug Paraphernalia Charges

Drug paraphernalia is a broad terms and refers to many materials and devices associate with illegal
drugs. Our skilled attorneys at the Law Offices of Herbert I. Ellis, P.C. are will advise you about
alternatives you may have in a case involving the following paraphernalia:

  • Scales
  • Baggies
  • Syringes
  • Papers
  • Bongs or pipes
  • Capsules
  • Prescription pads
  • Blades, spoons, or bullets
  • Cutting agents or precursor chemicals
  • Consequences of Drug Paraphernalia Charges

A drug paraphernalia charge is a misdemeanor case. Consequences for drug paraphernalia charges
can result in a disruption of your day to day life and can negatively affect your security clearances,
career opportunities, or educational prospects later in life. Under New Jersey State Law, penalties for
possession of drug paraphernalia include a suspension of your driver’s license for six months to two
years, without the option of a hardship license. If these charges are combined with drug possession or
distribution, the penalties may include jail time.

Drug paraphernalia charges rarely result in extended jail sentences, but we’ll provide you with a fair
trial and explore your best options. The prosecution often uses drug paraphernalia laws as a bargaining
tool on a weapons or drugs charge rather than seek a conviction for the paraphernalia charge itself. We
gather as much information about the case to give you as many options as possible and find the best
terms possible. Because drug paraphernalia is such a broad term, it can be advantageous to fight the
charges.

It is important not to plead guilty prematurely; you may suffer harsh penalties unnecessarily. If you have
been charged with possession of drug paraphernalia, contact our Monmouth County law office by e-mail
or call 888-ELLIS-LAW (888-355-4752) for a free consultation. We are available 24 hours a day, seven
days a week.