Possession of Paraphernalia

Protecting Your Rights And Freedom

Possession of drug paraphernalia may strike some as a victimless crime, but that's not how prosecutors see it. Prosecutors often use drug paraphernalia charges to gain leverage to negotiate on more serious charges or to persuade a person to testify against another person. People charged with possession of paraphernalia find themselves between a rock and a hard place.

If you have been charged with possession of drug paraphernalia or another crime, The Baker Law Firm will vigorously represent you. Call us at 602-842-0359 to discuss your case.

How Prosecutors Use Possession Of Paraphernalia Charges

Prosecutors can charge people with constructive possession of drug paraphernalia in order to get them to testify against another person. For example, the police could charge someone riding in another person's car with constructive possession if police find drug paraphernalia during a traffic stop. The charge is based on the idea that the passenger intended to exercise dominion and/or control over the drug paraphernalia, even if he or she did not. In other cases, prosecutors may offer to drop possession of drug paraphernalia charges as part of a plea bargain, while still seeking to obtain conviction on a more serious charge of possession of meth, cocaine or marijuana.

Our attorneys have been able to point out the weaknesses in such cases, and in many cases having the charges dropped altogether. We also seek to obtain alternative sentencing outcomes such as TASC diversion program or drug court, when appropriate.

When you choose The Baker Law Firm, we will work tenaciously to protect your rights and preserve your freedom.

Contact a knowledgeable drug defense lawyer to defend you. At our law firm, Clients Come First.

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