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Beat Drug Paraphernalia Charges In New York City

Facing drug charges can be a scary situation. Simply possessing drug paraphernalia is enough for you to be arrested and put in jail. Just possessing the paraphernalia can cause you to end up with felony or misdemeanor charges. Fortunately, we can help.

Over time, we’ve helped many clients beat drug-related charges. Many people believe that possessing drug paraphernalia is no big deal, but in reality, it can end with serious charges and jail. We can help you to build a strong defense, so you don’t have to worry about your life changing in a negative way.

What Is It?

In section 220.50 of the New York Penal Code, the charge of drug paraphernalia consists of selling or possessing any amount of drug materials that are required to prepare stimulants, narcotics or other illegal substances.

Balance equipment, scales, vials, envelops, capsules or other packaging materials that are used for drugs are considered paraphernalia.

Paraphernalia Possession

In New York, possessing any dirty paraphernalia is considered a misdemeanor offense. To be considered dirty, paraphernalia must have some amount of residue on it that is from a controlled substance. If caught with dirty paraphernalia, you could spend a year in jail and have to pay a fine of $1,000.

Someone who gets convicted of a drug crime will have to live with the offense showing up on their criminal record. With such an offense, it will be almost impossible to obtain employment, which is especially true for someone who wishes to work in law enforcement or teaching.

If you happen to be arrested for selling some type of drug paraphernalia, you could end up having to pay a fine of $5,000, and you could also be put in jail for two years. If you’re caught selling some type of paraphernalia in a school zone, then you’ll face harsher penalties.

If you get arrested for selling paraphernalia to a minor, you will face harsher penalties. Although the justice system can seem very confusing, our services can help you. With help from our team of NYC lawyers, you can build a concrete defense.

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