Possession of Drug Paraphernalia Lawyer

Arizona Drug Paraphernalia Laws
AZ Criminal Attorney: Drug Paraphernalia

Arizona possession of drug paraphernalia defense lawyer explains the criminal justice system and criminal defense surrounding AZ drug laws for drug paraphernalia possession, sale, or distribution, or advertising, drug paraphernalia arrest, drug charges, drug paraphernalia defenses, drug paraphernalia definitions and classifications, and the importance of retaining a good Arizona criminal Defense attorney to defend your Arizona drug paraphernalia charges.

Arizona Drug Paraphernalia Charges

In Arizona, if you are charged with drug paraphernalia, it is usually in conjunction with other drug charges such as drug sales or drug possession charges such as cocaine, Meth, Marijuana or other drugs and drug related charges in Arizona.

The drug paraphernalia does not have to be something as large and obvious as a scale or pipe. It could be someone as simple as a small paper or plastic baggie. And although something of this nature may not seem to most people to be a serious offense, do not underestimate these charges or arrest or its consequences. Possession or sale of drug paraphernalia in Arizona is a Felony. And usually the multiple offenses charged in conjunction with it will be Felonies as well.

Arizona Drug Paraphernalia Laws

Whether your charges or arrest is in Tempe AZ, Phoenix AZ, Chandler AZ, Scottsdale AZ, Gilbert AZ, or Mesa AZ, Maricopa County or any other jurisdiction within Arizona, makes no difference. Drug Paraphernalia Laws are ruled by the authority of Arizona State Law:

Reference A.R.S. 13 Chapter 34 DRUG OFFENSES:

"13-3415 Possession, manufacture, delivery and advertisement of drug paraphernalia; definitions; violation; classification; civil forfeiture; factors"

The law is extremely comprehensive and strict. Most drug paraphernalia offenses are charged as a class 6 Felony which carries stiff penalties which can include lengthy incarceration.

Determining if an object is Drug Paraphernalia in Arizona

The Arizona law actually provides specific information it uses to supplement its decisions in determining whether or not an object constitutes paraphernalia.

Reference A.R.S. 13 Chapter 34 DRUG OFFENSES:

"13-3415...E. In determining whether an object is drug paraphernalia, a court or other authority shall consider, in addition to all other logically relevant factors, the following:

  1. Verbal information provided by the owner of the object regarding its use.
  2. Criminal history of the owner who has control over the suspected object, relating to drug.
  3. The proximity of the object to drugs.
  4. The existence of any residue of drugs on the object.
  5. Evidence of the object owner’s intent to take it to take it to another person the owner known, and intends to use the object in violation of this chapter.
  6. Instructions, oral or written, provided with the object concerning its use.
  7. Documentation or labels that accompany the object which describe its use.
  8. National and local advertising concerning its use.
  9. The manner in which the object is displayed for sale.
  10. If the object’s owner is a lawful supplier or licensed distributor or tobacco dealer products.
  11. Direct or circumstantial evidence of the sales ratio of the object to the entire business sales enterprise.
  12. The existence and scope of legitimate uses for the object in the community.
  13. Expert testimony concerning its use...."

(Cited in Part from Arizona State Legislature)

Arizona Drug Paraphernalia Defense Attorney

In Arizona, a drug offense such as drug paraphernalia possession can result in mandatory prison time with even harsher sentencing increased based on related charges and other circumstances surrounding the charge. If you've been charged with Arizona felony drug Paraphernalia possession, trafficking, or sales you may be sentenced to prison, fines, fees, probation, community service, counseling and prison if convicted. As an Arizona criminal defense and drug charges lawyer James Novak is extremely familiar with defending drug charges for clients throughout Maricopa County.

James Novak is a former Criminal prosecutor with years of experience and litigation. For many years now the Law Office has been devoted 100% to defending criminal, and all drug related charges. He is familiar with the constantly changing laws, court protocol and procedures and the many defenses that can be used to defend drug paraphernalia and all drug related charges. He will use all of his knowledge, experience, and litigation skills, to defend your drug case in an effort to get your charges dismissed, reduced, or the best possible outcome in your case.

One key to a successful defense is early retention of your drug defense attorney or criminal defense attorney in Arizona. Don't wait. Call today for your free consultation with an experienced Attorney, James Novak, if your are facing drug related criminal charges in Phoenix, Tempe, Mesa, Chandler, Gilbert, Scottsdale, valley-wide, Maricopa County, Arizona. Call (480) 413-1499 to discuss your drug charges defense and receive your confidential, free consultation with James Novak.

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