Possession of Drug Paraphernalia

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Some drug activity requires additional tools for preparation or ingestion. While many drugs do not require this additional equipment, certain less-common devices are controlled by the state of California, just like the substances themselves.

If you are found with one of these pieces of drug paraphernalia, it is strongly advised that you retain the services of a skilled drug crimes defense lawyer to help mount your legal defense and attempt to clear your name. The Law Offices of Mark Girdner specializes in criminal defense cases, and have an extensive record of success in a variety of cases, including those involving drug charges.

Don’t face your drug charges without first consulting an experienced Modesto drug crimes attorney. Call the Law Offices of Mark Girdner today at (209) 326-1533.

What are considered drug paraphernalia?

California Health and Safety Code 11364, also known as California’s “possession of drug paraphernalia” law, defines drug paraphernalia as “an opium pipe or any device, contrivance, instrument, or paraphernalia used for unlawfully injecting or smoking a controlled substance.” This includes a number of various devices, including:

  • Meth pipes
  • Coke spoons
  • Hypodermic needles
  • Certain types of pipes

However, not all devices that are used for drug injection are illegal. For example, small measuring spoons, often used for a number of different controlled substances, could also be used for the distribution or sale of drugs, and could result in a far greater punishment. Likewise, certain pipes or smoking devices, which may be used for the ingestion of illicit drugs, could also be used for smoking tobacco, which makes possession and use of the device not inherently illegal.

The Advocacy You Need

Drug prosecutions are aggressively pursued in California and can result in penalties for the accused, including jail time and large fines. Attorney Mark Girdner has over 14 years of criminal defense law practice experience, and is available 24/7 to assist clients in need.

Don’t waste time waiting around before you face your drug crimes charges—contact the skilled Modesto drug crimes lawyer at the Law Offices of Mark Girdner today and receive a free initial consultation.