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Possession of Drug Paraphernalia Chico CA
If you have been charged with possession of drug paraphernalia (Health and Safety § 11364.1), it is important for you to get the legal help that you need from a qualified attorney. The penalties for possession of drug paraphernalia, which is considered to be a misdemeanor, can include severe fines of up to $1,000 dollars and even time in the county jail. There are things that can be done which will increase the possibility that the charges will be dropped against you or reduced to the point where they will not have lasting repercussions for you. By contacting Williams & Javellana, LLP, you can get the professional help that you need to ensure that your case is looked into properly.
Learn About Drug Possession Laws
Although it is not imperative that you understand the legal definition of possession of drug paraphernalia, it can assist you to understand why you are charged with this crime. It may also help you to see that being charged with a crime does not always mean that you are going to be convicted for it. For example, in order to be convicted of a charge of possession of drug paraphernalia, you need to be aware of the existence of the paraphernalia, you needed to know that it was used for the purpose of using drugs and you were in control of the drug paraphernalia. It is necessary for these three elements to be proven in a court of law in order for you to be charged with this crime.
There are also a number of types of drug paraphernalia that may be considered in this type of the case. Some of the more common types of paraphernalia that are sometimes included are pipes, cocaine spoons, and syringes that are used for the injection of illegal substances in the body. This would exclude the possession of any hypodermic needles that were for personal use, such as for using a prescription medication. Scales that are used for the weighing of drugs, devices used for mixing controlled substances and empty capsules may also not be included as drug paraphernalia.
A number of legal defenses may be considered when you contact Williams & Javellana, LLP about your charge of possession of drug paraphernalia. This may include not having control over the paraphernalia or not knowing that it was paraphernalia. In some cases, it may also be proven that the item was not paraphernalia, even though it resembled an item that was used for the consumption of illegal drugs.
Under Drug Possession Laws, the maximum fine for possession of drug paraphernalia is $1,000 dollars and you may spend up to six months in the county jail if you are convicted. Those are not the only issues that are associated with this charge. It may also affect your ability to get a job, as it will be a part of your permanent record. Don’t allow this charge to affect your life indefinitely. Contact Williams & Javellana, LLP to see how we can assist you in facing these charges and in having them dismissed, if possible.
Gold standard for professionalism and ethics. Extremely knowledgeable and proficient in handling complex cases. Attorney Javellana took painstaking hours building a civil case, (co-ownership/property rights) and then he presented overwhelming evidence at trial. Mr. Javellana was on point for 3 days at trial where he tactfully asserted a powerful presence in the courtroom and systematically picked apart the defendents and he was quick to respond to the dirty trickery of the defense attorney with undisputable legal arguments. As a result of Mr. Javellana's detailed and powerful representation, the opposing side had no chance. Mr. Javellana was extremely organized and detail oriented throughout. Mr. Javellana won the case across multiple points and most impressively he obtained a permanent injunction against the opposing party. Additionally, Mr. Javellana, represented me with two other cases where his professionalism and his relentless tactical drive continued with successful results. I highly recommend Mr. Javellana. J.M
California June 20, 2015