Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
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Whether it is associated with other drug charges or not, possession of drug paraphernalia is considered a separate criminal charged according to Texas law. If you facing possession of drug paraphernalia or other drug charges, it is critical to get legal help from a knowledgeable and reputable attorney.
The Clark Law Firm has successfully handled thousands of criminal charges, including those involving drugs. With more than 35 years of collective experience, our Fort Worth criminal defense lawyers possess the comprehensive knowledge of Texas law to help you navigate through the intricacies of the legal process.
Penalty for Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
In the Texas Controlled Substances Act, any item that can be used as a drug processing, packaging, or consumption mechanism can be defined as paraphernalia, including pipes, bongs, and little baggies. Even common household items such as bags, spoons, scales, and bowls can result in an illegal possession of paraphernalia charge.
Simple possession of drug paraphernalia is a Class C misdemeanor, punishable by a maximum fine of $500. However, distribution or possession with intent to distribute or sell drug paraphernalia is a Class A misdemeanor, which carries a maximum jail sentence of one year.
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Remember, the prosecution must first prove the criminal charges against you before you are sentenced. If we can demonstrate that the police did not have probable cause, your consent, or a search warrant, we may be able to challenge the legality of the search that uncovered drugs or drug paraphernalia and get the evidence suppressed. Due to the complexities of drug charges, we can work to help you get your life back to normal.
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