Drug Paraphernalia Defense
Many college students and young adults who are just entering the workforce are arrested for drug possession and drug paraphernalia charges. Any drug charge can result in a criminal conviction and hurt your ability to get the job you want or go to the college or post-graduate program of your choice.
A drug conviction can cause a wide range of collateral consequences that you may not have even considered. What if you get a divorce? Will your drug conviction be used against you in a child custody dispute? What if you decide to run for political office, become a corrections officer or become a commercial truck driver? How will a drug conviction affect your options and your future?
Get The Vigorous Defense You Deserve
In Utah, the possession of drug paraphernalia is typically a Class B misdemeanor, which carries a maximum penalty of up to six months in jail. Frequently, drug paraphernalia charges are accompanied by charges for drug possession or possession with intent to distribute.
If you have been charged with the possession of drug paraphernalia or another drug offense in Utah, contact a drug paraphernalia defense lawyer by calling (801) 475-8800. Our law firm provides aggressive representation for clients charged with state and federal drug crimes.
How We Handle Drug Paraphernalia Charges
For starters, the state has to prove that the paraphernalia was yours. In many drug paraphernalia cases, the defendant was arrested because he or she was in the presence of friends who had drug paraphernalia. Guilt by association is not enough; the prosecution must prove beyond a reasonable doubt that the paraphernalia was yours.
In addition, the prosecution must prove that the item was intended for use with drugs. If you had rolling papers for cigarettes or other items intended for a legal use, you are not guilty of drug paraphernalia charges. We will challenge every aspect of the prosecution’s case to seek the best possible result for you.
Speak With Us Today
If you were arrested for possession of a bong, rolling papers, scales, pipes or other illegal drug paraphernalia, call (801) 475-8800 to speak with an attorney at Kristopher K. Greenwood & Associates.