Written by Kenneth L. Foote
Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
Under Florida Statute Section 893.147(1), a person cannot use or possess with the intent to use drug paraphernalia. In Florida, usually, drug paraphernalia is an item that is used to ingest or inhale a controlled substance, such as marijuana or cocaine. However, it can be an item that helps a person prepare, cultivate, or store a controlled substance. Possession of Drug Paraphernalia is a first degree misdemeanor, which is punishable by 12 months in the county jail and a $1,000 fine. Under Florida law, it is unlawful for anyone to use or possess with the intent to use any type of drug paraphernalia.
If you or a loved one has been arrested for a possession of drug paraphernalia please call 1-877-903-6683 to discuss your case with an experienced drug paraphernalia defense attorney immediately.
Depending on the circumstances of its possession, drug paraphernalia can include bongs, pipes, roach clips, rolling papers, water pipes, scales, blenders, bowls, spoons, containers, cutting agents, ballons, envelopes, baggies, neddles, duct tape and syringes. For the prosecution, it is often difficult to establish that the item possessed was possessed with the intent to assist with drug use
The experienced criminal defense attorneys at K.L. Foote will build your defense possibly showing that the alleged contraband does not qualify as "drug paraphernalia. Under Florida Statute Section 893.145, "drug paraphernalia" is defined any kind of materials, products or equipment which is used to cultivate, plant, grow, manufacture, store, conceal, transport, ingest, inhale, or put into the body any controlled substance.
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