Drug Paraphernalia Lawyer
Drug paraphernalia criminal charges in Georgia are serious. Prosecutors routinely prosecute paraphernalia charges with no interest in dismissing or reducing the charges. If you have been arrested for a drug paraphernalia crime, you need to contact a drug crimes defense attorney now to get control of your situation.
Most drug crime arrests provide the prosecutor for the opportunity to bring multiple charges. Because multiple charges can complicate your defense, it is important to hire a defense lawyer as soon as possible.
Types of Drug Paraphernalia
While there are numerous types of items that could be considered as drug paraphernalia, many are common household items. The prosecution must prove that any of the following items are, or have been, used in drug related activities. Some items which may be considered paraphernalia are:
Rolling papers, pipes, bongs, lighters, alligator clips, hemostats, small mirrors, razor blades, spoons, syringes, hypodermic needles, and scales.
Other types of paraphernalia are items used to grow, process, manufacture, package, store, etc.
Possession of Paraphernalia Sentences
In Georgia, the possession of drug paraphernalia is a misdemeanor charge. It is punishable by up to one year in jail and a fine up to $1,000. A second offense punishable by up to one year in jail, and a fine up to $5,000. A third offense is punishable by a minimum of one year in jail and a maximum of 5 years in jail, and a fine up to $5,000.
Drug Paraphernalia Laws in Georgia - O.C.G.A. § 16-13-32
The 2010 Georgia Code, Title 16, Chapter 13, Article 32.2 covers the regulation of drug paraphernalia in the State of Georgia. Specifically, § 16-13-378 covers the possession and use of drug related objects. It reads as follows:
O.C.G.A. 16-13-32.2 (2010)
- (a) It shall be unlawful for any person to use, or possess with the intent to use, any object or materials of any kind for the purpose of planting, propagating, cultivating, growing, harvesting, manufacturing, compounding, converting, producing, processing, preparing, testing, analyzing, packaging, repackaging, storing, containing, concealing, injecting, ingesting, inhaling, or otherwise introducing into the human body marijuana or a controlled substance.
- (b) Any person or corporation which violates any provision of this Code section shall be guilty of a misdemeanor.
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If you are being investigated for, or charged with, any drug paraphernalia charges we recommend calling our drug defense lawyers as soon as possible. We understand the urgency of the matter, and respond quickly to all calls and online inquiries to hire a drug charges defense lawyer. To get control of your situation CALL 678-880-9360 for a confidential consultation with a drug crimes defense attorney in Canton GA.