Drug Paraphernalia

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Drug paraphernalia is a term that covers a wide variety of items that can be used to facilitate the production, use, or sale of illegal drugs. In most cases, it is legal to possess drug paraphernalia, but it is illegal to use it for illegal purposes. For example, a person can legally possess a bong or a pipe in Tennessee, but if the person uses it to smoke marijuana or another illegal drug, they can be charged with a crime.

If you were recently arrested for a drug paraphernalia offense, you need to take the situation seriously. The charges may seem relatively minor, but a conviction can still have a long-lasting impact on your life. Make sure you have a skilled drug crimes defense lawyer on your side who can help you navigate the criminal justice system and protect your rights.

The Law Office of Lucas B. Willoughby is here to help. Our Nashville drug paraphernalia lawyer has a proven track record of success in the courtroom, and we are prepared to fight aggressively for you. Our team will take the time to understand your unique situation and develop a personalized legal strategy that is tailored to your goals and needs. You can rely on us to provide you with the effective representation you deserve.

Call our office today at (615) 745-3434 or fill out an online contact form to get started with a free, confidential consultation.

What Is Drug Paraphernalia?

Drug paraphernalia is any item that is used or intended for use in the cultivation, production, preparation, testing, analysis, packaging, storing, concealing, injecting, ingesting, inhaling, or otherwise introducing a controlled substance into the human body. Paraphernalia can also include any items used to plant, propagate, cultivate, grow, harvest, manufacture, compound, convert, produce, process, prepare, test, analyze, pack, repack, store, contain, conceal, inject, ingest, inhale, or otherwise introduce a controlled substance into the human body.

Some examples of drug paraphernalia include, but are not limited to:

  • Water pipes
  • Chillums
  • Bongs
  • Blunts
  • Roach clips
  • Rolling papers
  • Cocaine spoons
  • Chamber pipes
  • Carburetion tubes
  • and More

What Are the Penalties for Drug Paraphernalia in Tennessee?

In Tennessee, drug paraphernalia is generally considered a misdemeanor offense. If you are convicted, you could face up to 11 months and 29 days in jail, as well as a fine of up to $2,500. However, if you have a prior drug paraphernalia conviction on your record, you will face a Class E felony charge, which is punishable by one to six years in prison and a fine of up to $3,000.

Keep in mind that these are the general penalties for drug paraphernalia. If you are charged with intent to distribute drug paraphernalia, you could be facing felony charges. The penalties for this offense are significantly more severe than those for simple possession, and they can vary widely depending on the specific circumstances of your case.

Finally, if you are charged with drug paraphernalia in addition to a drug-related offense, your penalties could be enhanced. For example, if you are found to be in possession of drug paraphernalia and a controlled substance, you could be charged with both offenses. If you are convicted, you will face penalties for both crimes, which can be extremely serious.

What Are the Defenses to Drug Paraphernalia Charges?

Just because you were arrested for drug paraphernalia does not mean that you will be convicted. There are a number of defenses that your attorney can use to fight the charges against you. The best defense strategy will depend on the unique circumstances of your case.

Some common defenses to drug paraphernalia charges include:

  • The items were not paraphernalia
  • You did not know the items were paraphernalia
  • You did not know the items were in your possession
  • You did not know the items were being used for illegal purposes

Keep in mind that the specific defenses available to you will depend on the facts of your case. An experienced drug paraphernalia lawyer will be able to review the details and help you determine the best defense strategy.

Our Nashville Drug Paraphernalia Attorney Can Help

If you have been charged with drug paraphernalia, you need to act quickly to protect your rights. The sooner you get in touch with a drug paraphernalia attorney, the better your chances of securing a favorable outcome. Our team will work tirelessly to build the strongest possible defense on your behalf. We will fight to protect your rights and help you make informed decisions every step of the way.

Do not wait to get the legal help you need. Contact us today to request your free consultation.

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