What Are Drug Paraphernalia Charges?

It can be a terrifying feeling to face criminal charges of any kind. The consequences of a drug paraphernalia charge can be severe, whether a conviction represents your first offense or an additional mark on your record. Drug-related offenses are usually taken very seriously across the nation by law enforcement officials. It is important to adequately represent in court the circumstances surrounding this sort of charge.

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Each state, including Texas, has unique qualifications for what is considered drug paraphernalia. Many of the items that can be considered drug paraphernalia are legally used in daily life. The following everyday items can be considered paraphernalia in certain situations:

●      Mixing devices

●      Scales

●      Duct tape

●      Balloons

●      Two-liter bottles

The circumstances of a drug-related charge are essential in determining the intention of these types of products. In these instances the burden of proof is on the prosecution. They must prove that these items were not intended for regular, everyday use, and this can be an area of strong defense for anyone charged with possessing drug paraphernalia.

Determining if an item was intended to be used in a drug-related activity has a few requirements. The location that an object is recovered from and the nature of that environment is vital to determining its use. The presence or lack of drug residue or signs of use can also play an essential part in determining the intention of these objects.

An experienced drug crime lawyer can help you fight the charges against you if you have been charged with possessing drug-related objects or paraphernalia. At Cole Paschall Law, we provide extensive consultations, so you have an opportunity to escape harsh punishments for your alleged offenses, or at least gate away with lesser penalties or community services. To start developing a solid and impactful case against the criminal charges, call the law office of Cole Paschall Law, one of the best drug crime lawyers in Fort Worth, TX at 1- 817-477-4100.