Drug Paraphernalia Possession Can Bring Harsh Consequences
Possession of drug paraphernalia may stand alone or be an additional charge along with drug possession, trafficking or another offense. Drug paraphernalia can include any item that is used to grow or harvest, manufacture, package or use a controlled substance. The list of potential paraphernalia is extensive, and law enforcement is not limited to filing charges only for those items printed in Illinois Drug Paraphernalia Control Act.
While there are objects that may have specific drug-related uses, many items used as drug paraphernalia are also common household items.
Even needles may be in the home of someone with diabetes, severe allergies or other conditions. For charges of possessing drug paraphernalia to stick, police and the prosecution must have evidence that you used or intended to use the objects unlawfully. Investigators may analyze the items for drug residue. Police may also assume you use an item for illegal drugs if they find the item within proximity of drugs.
Your Future And Your Rights
Depending on the paraphernalia and the circumstances, the charges against you can be either a misdemeanor or felony. You may face substantial fines or time in jail if the charges lead to a conviction. As with any criminal conviction, your future is in jeopardy. The attorneys at Richard F. Blass & Associates, LLC, are well aware of the impact such charges can have on your life, and we are ready to do what it takes to provide you with a strong defense.
With a proven record of success in drug crime cases and decades of experience on the prosecution’s side of the courtroom, our law firm is committed to defending your rights. This includes those rights police may have violated when they searched you, your home or your vehicle. Since you are likely facing other charges, you will benefit from the assistance of an attorney who can provide a comprehensive defense strategy to address all charges against you.
Find Out How We Can Help Fight Drug Paraphernalia Charges
Our lawyers are ready to come to your assistance whenever you need us, day or night, when you call 630-782-2000 or send us an email. We answer our phones 24 hours a day to serve those in Elmhurst and throughout DuPage, Cook, Kane, DeKalb, Kendall and Will Counties. The earlier we can become involved in your case, the more opportunity we have to seek a positive outcome.