Paraphernalia

If you’ve been charged with paraphernalia, Montgomery County based paraphernalia attorneys Schrom & Shaffer, P.C. may be able to help you.

In the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, it is illegal to possess drug paraphernalia of any kind. Paraphernalia is defined as:

all equipment, products, and materials of any kind that are used, intended for use, or designed for use in planting, propagating, cultivating, growing, harvesting, manufacturing, compounding, converting, producing, processing, preparing, test¬ing, analyzing, packaging, repackaging, storing, containing, concealing, injecting, ingesting, and inhaling any controlled substance


Examples Of Controlled Substances

Anything that you use in conjunction with the following controlled substances could be considered paraphernalia, including but not limited to:

  • Marijuana
  • Cocaine
  • LSD
  • Heroin
  • Methamphetamine
  • Opiates
  • Hydrocodone

If you are charged with the possession of drug paraphernalia, you could face harsh penalties, including jail time, drug counseling, probation, fines, community service and a permanent criminal record.

How To Defend Yourself Against Paraphernalia Charges With The Help Of Montgomery County Paraphernalia Attorneys

The first step to a solid defense is to consult with a qualified criminal defense attorney with an intimate knowledge of the drug laws in Pennsylvania and how they apply to your case.

In order for you to be charged with the possession of drug paraphernalia, the court has to prove:

  • That you were aware that the nature of the paraphernalia was intended for drug use
  • That you had the intent and the ability to take control of the paraphernalia
  • That you were aware of the presence of paraphernalia