Drug paraphernalia is considered any material or device used to plant, harvest, process, compound, measure, package, process, test, conceal, ingest, inhale, inject or introduce an illegal substance into the body. Everything from a single package of rolling papers to an expensive scale and weights used to measure quantities of drugs is considered drug paraphernalia, and possession for use or sale is illegal in the state of Massachusetts.
If you have been arrested for possession of drug paraphernalia, depending on the circumstances surrounding the arrest, you could be facing serious charges. Your first step must be contacting an experienced Massachusetts Criminal Drug Defense Attorney to discuss your case. Call Stephen Neyman (617) 263-6800 immediately or click here to send an email.
There are potential sentences of incarceration for Drug Paraphernalia convictions, so the circumstances of the arrest, any prior offenses, and the skill of your criminal drug defense attorney are the three factors that determine what your sentencing and/or penalties will be. The arrest and prior offenses are done deals. Your selection of an attorney is the only factor you can now control.
If this is a first offense, it is possible to resolve the situation favorably and with no criminal record. But, if your case is not handled correctly, penalties are severe and punishment can be costly, including up to two years in the house of correction and up to a $5,000 fine. Possession of paraphernalia is a criminal charge that demands the skills of an aggressive and experienced Massachusetts Drug Crimes Defense Lawyer – Stephen Neyman. Call (617) 263-6800 immediately or click here to send an email.
Drug paraphernalia includes:
- Kits used for planting, propagating, cultivating, growing or harvesting of any species of plant that yields an illegal substance;
- Kits used for manufacturing, compounding, converting, producing, processing or preparing controlled substances;
- Isomerization devices used in increasing the potency of any species of plant which is a controlled substance
- Diluents and adulterants, such as quinine hydrochloride, mannitol, mannite, dextrose and lactose, used in cutting controlled substances;
- Testing equipment used in identifying or in analyzing the strength, effectiveness or purity of controlled substances;
- Weights and measures - scales and balances used in weighing or measuring controlled substances;
- Separation gins and sifters used in removing twigs and seeds or otherwise cleaning or refining marijuana;
- Blenders, bowls, containers, spoons and mixing devices used in compounding controlled substances;
- Capsules, balloons, envelopes and other containers used in packaging small quantities of controlled substances;
- Containers and other objects used in storing or concealing controlled substances;
- Metal, wooden, acrylic, glass, stone, plastic or ceramic pipes, with or without screens, permanent screens, hashish heads or punctured metal bowls;
- Water pipes; carburetion tubes and devices; smoking and carburetion masks; chamber pipes; carburetor pipes; electric pipes; air-driven pipes; chillums; bongs; ice pipes or chillers; wired cigarette papers;
- Roach clips; anything used to hold a marijuana cigarette that has become too small to be held by hand;
- Miniature cocaine spoons and cocaine vials; cocaine freebase kits.
If you have been charged with possession of drug paraphernalia for personal use or sale, it is vital that you contact a Massachusetts Criminal Drug Lawyer immediately. Stephen Neyman has successfully represented clients charged with possession of drug paraphernalia and won acquittals, had charges reduced or dismissed. Call (617) 263-6800 immediately or click here to send an email. Do not delay.