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Drug Paraphernalia

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DRUG PARAPHERNALIA LAWS IN FLORIDA

The possession of drug paraphernalia is a misdemeanor drug crime in Florida. This offense involves having some form of object characteristic of or associated with drug use or distribution, including: pipes, scales, syringes, bongs, water pipes, etc. Possession of drug paraphernalia is most often charged in addition to drug possession.

Drug paraphernalia charges are particularly tricky because it is difficult to prove, beyond a reasonable doubt, that an offender possessed an item with the intent to facilitate drug use. As such, it is important that your attorney be experienced with this particular drug crime if he or she is going to provide you with the highest quality legal counsel possible.


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Penalties For Drug PARAPHERNALIA

  • Use or Possession of Drug Paraphernalia — First degree misdemeanor punishable by up to 1 year in jail and/or a fine of up to $1,000. Penalties increase with each subsequent offense.
  • Manufacture or Delivery of Drug Paraphernalia — Third degree felony punishable by up to 5 years in prison and/or a fine of up to $5,000. Penalties increase with each subsequent offense.
  • Delivery of Drug Paraphernalia to a Minor — Second degree felony punishable by up to 15 years in prison and/or a fine of up to $10,000. Penalties increase with each subsequent offense.
  • Transportation of Drug Paraphernalia — Third degree felony punishable by up to 5 years in prison and/or a fine of up to $5,000. Penalties increase with each subsequent offense.
  • Advertisement of Drug Paraphernalia —First degree misdemeanor punishable by up to 1 year in jail and/or a fine of up to $1,000. Penalties increase with each subsequent offense.
  • Retail Sale of Drug Paraphernalia — First degree misdemeanor punishable by up to 1 year in jail and/or a fine of up to $1,000 for the first offense. Penalties increase with each subsequent offense.

Understanding the Allegations

Miami drug crime lawyer Michael Mirer has over a decade of trial experience and is also a former prosecutor. With his diverse knowledge and his thorough dedication to providing the highest quality representation and client service possible, attorney Mirer can provide you with the legal counsel you deserve, while bringing you much-needed peace of mind through the entire extent of the criminal process.

In attempting to secure a conviction for the possession of drug paraphernalia, the prosecution will need to prove that you possessed the object or objects in with the intention of committing an unlawful act: drug use.

The following factors will be assessed:

  • Any statements you may have made about the object
  • The proximity of the object to any controlled substance
  • Any residue of a controlled substance in or on the object

Arrested for having drug paraphernalia? We can help!

If you are currently dealing with criminal charges involving the unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia, taking immediate action is beneficial to improving your chances at a successful case outcome. Miami drug attorney Michael Mirer offers a free initial consultation to help you get started, and there is no obligation to contacting our firm to learn more about your specific case and legal options.

Contact the Law Office of Michael Mirer, P.A. today for a consultation regarding your criminal charges.

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