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
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
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.
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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.
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Drug prosecutions are aggressively pursued in California and can result
in penalties for the accused, including jail time and large fines. Attorney
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and is available 24/7 to assist clients in need.
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