Drug Paraphernalia Charges
Drug paraphernalia is a broad terms and refers to many materials and devices associate with illegal drugs. Our skilled attorneys at Ellis Law will advise you about alternatives you may have in a case involving the following paraphernalia:
- Bongs or pipes
- 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 the New Jersey criminal defense lawyers at Ellis Law today. Call 888-ELLIS-LAW (888-355-4752) or contact us online for a private consultation. We are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.