In Florida, a person is guilty of the crime of Possession of Drug Paraphernalia when they possess any item that is used, intended to be used, or designed to be used as “Drug Paraphernalia.”Learn More
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In Florida, a person is guilty of the crime of Possession of Drug Paraphernalia when they possess any item that is used, intended to be used, or designed to be used as “Drug Paraphernalia.” Possession of Drug Paraphernalia in Florida has many possible defenses, which must be reviewed and analyzed by a skilled Florida Criminal Defense Lawyer or Jacksonville Criminal Defense Lawyer.
Pursuant to Florida Statute 893.145, Drug Paraphernalia is defined as any item used to plant, propagate, cultivate, grow, harvest, manufacture, compound, convert, produce, process, prepare, test, analyze, package, repackage, store, contain, conceal, inject, ingest, inhale, or otherwise introduce an illegal or controlled substance.
Common examples of Drug Paraphernalia include:
Possession of Drug Paraphernalia is a First Degree Misdemeanor, punishable by a maximum penalty of up to one (1) year in county jail, one (1) year of probation, and a $1,000.00 fine.
Many times, a defendant sentenced to probation will usually be ordered to submit to random drug testing and may possibly be ordered to enroll in a drug evaluation and treatment program.
In addition to pretrial and trial motions, common defenses to Possession of Drug Paraphernalia include:
This list of several common defenses to Possession of Paraphernalia is not exhaustive. Each case must be analyzed based on its own specific facts and circumstances.
If you have been arrested, issued a Notice to Appear, or charged with Possession of Paraphernalia in Jacksonville or Northeast Florida, contact Rainka Law now. The initial consultation is always free.
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