West Chester Drug Paraphernalia Attorney
Understanding the crime of Drug paraphernalia is as simple as appreciating how an innocent inanimate object can be used to commit an act which the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania deems illegal. (ie. the venerable, reliable ziplock baggie). For example, a student at West Chester University or Villanova; or a high school student at Downingtown High or Henderson may study in comfort knowing that the plastic container is keeping their sandwich protected. But that same container, used to protect and insulate grams of the dry, green, plant-like marijuana plant (weed) is now illegal; as would a pipe, smoking papers, a cigar, a philly blunt, etc, used with the intent to ingest an illegal controlled substances.
Really, a drug paraphernalia charge is nothing to sneer or laugh at: its a misdemeanor offense in Pennsylvania and will result in a likely permanent criminal record if uncontested. Speak to an experienced and aggressive Chester County Criminal Defense Lawyer to discuss your rights and options if you or a loved one is facing a charge of drug paraphernalia in Pennsylvania. Our team is based in West Chester PA (Chester County) and represents clients throughout the Philadelphia region. Contact us by EMAIL or call (610) 692-8700 or toll free (877) 529-2422.
What is Drug Paraphernalia?
It is any object, product, material or equipment that is used or modified to be used to using, marking or concealing drugs such as recreation drugs, marijuana cocaine, heroin and methamphetamine. If you are convicted of drug paraphernalia charge in Chester County or anywhere in Philadelphia or across PA, you will face a misdemeanor offense punishable upto 1 year and a fine of up to 2500.00. However, it is more serious if the charge is the sale or delivery of drug paraphernalia to minor who is 3 or more years junior: a misdemeanor of the 2nd degree with a fine up to $5000.00
Examples of Drug Paraphernalia
Drug Paraphernalia comes in many shapes and sizes and our West Chester PA based Criminal defense firm has seen numerous types of items identified and charged including but not limited to: a pot pipe, aluminum foil, a baggie, a blunt cigar, a scale, mirror, raxor, glass hashish pipes, crack cocaine pipes, smoking masks, hashish bongs, cocaine freebase kits, syringes, roach clips for holding the burning end of a marijuana joint, fertilizer used to grow marijuana, vials, or an item like a cosmetic container.
- 35 ps 780-113(a)31 small amount of mariuana
- 35 ps 780-113(a) 32 Possesion of Paraphernalia
- 35 ps 780-113(a) 33 PWID Paraphernalia
- 35 ps 780-113 (a) 34 PWID Paraphernalia to minor
- 35 ps 780-113 (a) 35 Ad for Drug Paraphernalia
Contact an Experienced West Chester Drug Paraphernalia Lawyer
Contact Ciccarelli Law Offices when you need an experienced defense lawyer to fight drug Paraphernalia charges. We look forward to fight for your rights before, during and after an arrest. Our reputation for successful defense strategy and tactics coupled with one-one-one client interaction makes us the Pennsylvania defense attorneys of choice for individuals facing serious felony and misdemeanor criminal charges.
Ciccarelli Law offices defends individuals and their families facing drug paraphernalia and related drug crimes in Pennsylvania. Our Pennsylvania criminal lawyers have been handling drug cases for more than 30 years and look to help clients avoid having these charges lead to serious jail time and a permanent mark on their criminal record.
For more information or to schedule an appointment with an experienced Pennsylvania Attorney at Ciccarelli Lawyers, by contacting us at (610) 692-8700 or toll free at (877) 529-2422.