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Paraphernalia Charge At Scottsdale Court

Paraphernalia Charge At Scottsdale Court

Now that marijuana is legal, we’re seeing fewer and fewer paraphernalia charges out of Scottsdale. However, possession of paraphernalia doesn’t just apply to marijuana, it also applies to many other legal and illegal drugs. The specific paraphernalia law can be found in A.R.S 13-3415. Paraphernalia charges are classified as misdemeanors and can be punished by jail or probation.

There are many things that can be considered paraphernalia. Generally, the charges fall under two scenarios. First, if there is a small amount of residue of any type of drug that cannot be analyzed or measured, a person may be charged with possession of paraphernalia. Second, if a person is arrested for possession of drugs (legal or illegal), any container the drugs were found in or the instrument used for consuming the drugs will be considered paraphernalia. A situation we routinely see in Scottsdale is a client getting arrested for possession of a prescription drug (illegal because they don’t have a Rx), the container (even if it’s a prescription bottle) that the prescription drugs were in would be considered paraphernalia.

How Our Attorneys Can Help You

Our number one goal for every case is to prevent our clients from having a criminal conviction on their record. There are three types of defenses to criminal cases: legal defenses, factual defenses and mitigation defenses. Legal defense is when we find our client’s Constitutional Rights were violated, for instance, an illegal search or when their Miranda Rights weren’t read. A factual defense is when there is doubt in the case. Doubt would be if the police didn’t properly test the drugs, lost evidence or maybe it was someone else’s paraphernalia. Finally, a mitigation defense means we present information to the judge as to why this was a mistake, will never happen again, a client has learned their lesson and ask that the case be dismissed after doing certain things like completing community service or attending awareness classes.

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