Houston Drug Paraphernalia Possession Lawyer
Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
If you are arrested for possession of drug paraphernalia in the state of Texas, you could face serious consequences. Knowingly or intentionally using or possessing any type of paraphernalia with the intent to use it to plant, cultivate, propagate, grow, harvest, manufacture, compound, convert, or produce any type of drug is illegal. Paraphernalia used to prepare, process, analyze, pack, store, or conceal any type of controlled substance is also in clear violation of the Texas Controlled Substances Act. The more common items are pipes, rolling papers, cans, and bongs.
Additionally, if you have in your possession any paraphernalia used to inject, ingest, inhale, or otherwise introduce into the human body any type of controlled substance prohibited by law, you will be charged with possession of drug paraphernalia and could face charges related to a Class C misdemeanor.
When it comes to supplying or using any of that drug paraphernalia in order to deliver drugs to a minor (someone under the age of 18), the consequences are much stiffer, so the punishment for this type of crime can range from a Class A to a jail felony charge.
What the Law Says About Paraphernalia Possession
- Class C misdemeanors, simple possession of drug paraphernalia, carry a penalty or fine of up to $500.
- Class A misdemeanor can result in up to a year in jail.
- Second offense penalties can result in more severe penalties as well as jail time.
- Selling any type of drug paraphernalia to a minor (someone under 18 years of age) will be classified as a state jail felony.
The law says that a person must knowingly or intentionally possess an item (drug paraphernalia) with the intent to use it for the above reasons. In other words, you must know you have it in your possession. If you are unaware that you are, for example, that you are driving a car with drug paraphernalia in the trunk or holding a friend’s purse that has any of these items in it, you cannot be said to be intentionally committing a crime.
The punishment for being in possession of drug paraphernalia will also depend on the amount involved and any previous conviction history. Either way, it is important that you contact legal counsel experienced in such matters as soon as possible.
Call the Houston Office of Paul Darrow Today
Paul Darrow is a drug charges attorney in Houston – Galveston area of Texas. Paul’s experience as a former prosecutor brings a wealth of experience to his law practice as a criminal defense attorney and gives him the advantage when it comes to achieving the best results for his clients. If you are facing the consequences of any type of criminal charge conviction, he is the best one to have on your defense team. Paul has years of experience in felony law.
When it comes to your freedom and your future, don’t take chances or settle for second best. Your choice of legal representation could make all the difference. If you are under investigation for any type of drug possession charge it is imperative that you obtain qualified legal representation as soon as possible. Contact Houston drug paraphernalia possession attorney Paul Darrow today.