Assorted drug paraphernalia
In Pennsylvania, if you are in possession of paraphernalia commonly used to assist in the use or consumption of drugs, you may be found guilty of possession of drug paraphernalia under Pennsylvania law. In order to be convicted, a judge or jury must find beyond a reasonable doubt that you used or possessed with intent to use the item, and the item is listed as a paraphernalia item in the Pennsylvania Controlled Substance, Drug, Device and Cosmetic Act.
Drug paraphernalia in Pennsylvania can include a variety of items, including a pipe, needle, scale, bong, grinder or rolling papers. A possession of drug paraphernalia charge in Pennsylvania can lead to serious consequences, including jail time, significant fines and a criminal record. Often, if someone is arrested for possession of drug paraphernalia in Pennsylvania, the charges stem from a related drug and/or marijuana offense. Multiple drug charges under Pennsylvania law can lead to increased penalties, so it is important to contact an experienced criminal defense attorney as soon as possible following your arrest.
Drug Paraphernalia Criminal Defense Attorney in Chester, Delaware, Montgomery and Philadelphia Counties
The Law Office of Kevin Mark Wray has been representing individuals charged with possession of drug paraphernalia, as well as other drug crimes, for nearly a decade. Criminal Defense Attorney Kevin Mark Wray is committed to resolving his clients’ drug charges on the most favorable terms possible. Kevin Wray offers a free initial consultation for your Pennsylvania possession of drug paraphernalia matter. Contact the Law Office of Kevin Mark Wray at (610) 619-0011 for a free initial consultation about your alleged drug paraphernalia offense in Chester, Delaware, Montgomery and Philadelphia Counties
Possession of Drug Paraphernalia Laws in Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania law, at 35 P.S. § 780-113(a)(32) defines the possession of drug paraphernalia offense as: “the use of, or possession with intent to use, drug paraphernalia for the purpose of planting, propagating, cultivating, growing, harvesting, manufacturing, compounding, converting, producing, processing, preparing, testing, analyzing, packing, repacking, storing, containing, concealing, injecting, ingesting, inhaling or otherwise introducing into the human body a controlled substance in violation of this act.”
Additionally, anyone who is convicted of delivering drug paraphernalia to a minor (under the age of 18) who is at least three years younger than the alleged offender can be convicted of an additional misdemeanor of the second degree, which is separately punishable by a fine up to $5,000, imprisonment of up to two years, or both.
Penalties for Drug Paraphernalia Offenses in Pennsylvania
For more information concerning criminal penalties for possession of drug paraphernalia as well as related Pennsylvania drug offenses, please visit our PA Drug Crimes Penalties page.
Drug Paraphernalia Offense Criminal Defense Attorney in Chester, Delaware, Montgomery and Philadelphia Counties
Contact the Law Office of Kevin Mark Wray at (610) 810-2999 for a free initial consultation about your alleged drug paraphernalia offense in Chester, Delaware, Montgomery and Philadelphia Counties. Criminal Defense Attorney Kevin Mark Wray is committed to reaching the best outcome possible for our clients, including a reduction in the charges, acceptance into an alternative sentencing program, or total dismissal of your case.
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