Kalamazoo Possession of Drug Paraphernalia Attorney
Not only is it illegal to possess illicit drugs, but possessing certain drug related paraphernalia can also lead to criminal charges. Pipes, rolling papers, weight scales, and other paraphernalia commonly associated with drug use, distribution, cultivation, or manufacture can lead to jail time and fines, and if you or one of your loved ones has been investigated for or accused of drug paraphernalia possession, it is crucial that you fight back with an experienced drug crime defense lawyer on your side. Contact our qualified trial attorneys now and learn more about the laws and legal issues involved in cases of possession of drug paraphernalia in Kalamazoo, and let our attorneys provide you with a free initial case analysis so that you can better evaluate what you need to do to protect yourself moving forward. The Grabel & Associates narcotics defense team in Kalamazoo is available for clients statewide 24/7, and you can reach us toll free right now at 1-800-342-7896 or through our online contact form.
Don’t wait to start working with an experienced defense lawyer if you have been accused of possessing illicit drug paraphernalia, or accused of any other drug crime offense. Police and prosecutors know that the early stages of an investigation are critical, and will be working non-stop to build a case against you. Having a lawyer on your side who can advise you on what to say and do throughout the defense process could be a huge difference-maker in your case, and with our renowned team available 24/7, there is no reason to wait to secure a competent representative.
Over 15 years ago, experienced drug crime defense lawyer Scott Grabel founded Grabel & Associates, and he has remained committed to providing top-notch defense to clients statewide in misdemeanor, felony, and post-conviction cases ever since. With the rest of our dedicated team by his side, Scott Grabel has helped numerous clients achieve case dismissals, not guilty verdicts, favorable sentences, and lessened charges. Whatever the unique details of your case may be, our seasoned defenders will know what steps you need to take in order to get the results you deserve. Contact us now and start fighting for justice.
Drug Paraphernalia Laws and Charges in Kalamazoo, MI
Drug paraphernalia is defined by law in Section 333.7451 as any equipment, product, material, or combination thereof which is designed for use in planting, propagating, cultivating, growing, harvesting, manufacturing, compounding, converting, producing, processing, preparing, testing, analyzing, packaging, repackaging, storing, containing, concealing, injecting, ingesting, inhaling, or otherwise introducing a controlled substance into the body.
Some examples of prohibited drug paraphernalia include:
- Weight scales or balances specifically designed for weighing illegal drugs.
- A cocaine kit including at least a razor blade and mirror.
- Bullets, snorters, spoons, and pipes.
In some cases, a person may not even know that it is illegal to possess a type of drug paraphernalia, or may not even realize that what they possess would be considered drug paraphernalia. False conviction is very possible, and with serious penalties on the line, working with an attorney who can protect against conviction is essential. Contact Grabel & Associates now if you have been accused of drug paraphernalia possession in Kalamazoo.
Criminal Penalties for Drug Paraphernalia Possession
If you are convicted of possessing illegal narcotics paraphernalia, you could face up to 90 days behind bars and a $5,000 fine for a first offense, along with a misdemeanor record.
There are a number of possible defenses in drug paraphernalia cases, and it is crucial that you consult an attorney to determine which may apply in your case. Lack of knowledge can be a defense, if the defendant had not idea that a particular device was used in connection with drug use, for example, if he or she inadvertently used a drug pipe for tobacco. Additionally, mere presence can be an affirmative defense, if the individual did not actually possess the paraphernalia, but was just around someone who did. Additionally, there are some valid reasons to possess certain paraphernalia, for example medical marijuana patients possessing what they need to grow or ingest their medicine, or situations where someone uses drug paraphernalia for a different purpose, like using rolling papers for tobacco cigarettes.
Our attorneys are familiar with drug paraphernalia laws and the wide variety of defenses which can be effective in drug crime cases of all kinds, and we will go through the unique details of your case with you and help you determine what legal remedies are best in your specific situation. As soon as you contact our team, we will begin providing individualized defense based on the specifics of your case, and we will not rest until everything has been done to defend your freedom.
Contact Grabel & Associates for 24/7 Drug Paraphernalia Possession Defense
To consult an attorney concerning the specifics of your case, call 1-800-342-7896 or contact our firm online now. We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to begin providing top-level drug crime defense.