Possession of Narcotic Paraphernalia
Arrested? Hire a Skilled Drug Crime Lawyer in Royal Oak, MI
In the state of Michigan, it is illegal to possess any sort of paraphernalia used for the purposes of planting, harvesting, manufacturing, producing, or using illegal narcotics. Just like a drug possession charge, charges of possession of narcotic paraphernalia can bring serious legal consequences and expose a person to the possibility of jail time. If you have been arrested on these charges, it is imperative that you contact a hard-hitting Oakland County Drug Crime lawyer from Rasor Law Firm to protect your freedom and reputation.
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What Penalties Do I Face?
While there is no state law that prohibits the possession of narcotic paraphernalia, local ordinances allow violators to be charged with a misdemeanor for this type of offense. If convicted, a person can face up to 90 days in jail and fines up to $5,000. Ironically, while a drug possession charge can be completely kept off a person’s record, a paraphernalia possession charge cannot.
Holding the following items can result in drug paraphernalia possession charges:
- Rolling papers
- Scales for weighing drugs
- Razor blades
In addition to the legal consequences, a conviction can have a detrimental impact on a person’s reputation and ability to find employment. Many prospective employers and landlords tend to immediately disqualify applicants with histories of drug crimes, making it extremely difficult for a person to move on with their life after a conviction. For this reason, if you are facing these types of charges, it is imperative that you contact our firm immediately to begin crafting your defense.
How Can an Attorney Help Me?
At Rasor Law Firm, our high-caliber Royal Oak criminal defense lawyers can provide an aggressive defense of your rights and advocate for a reduction or dismissal of your charges on your behalf. Depending on the unique circumstances of your situation, we may be able to employ defense tactics such as lack of knowledge, mere presence, or valid reasoning for your possessing drug paraphernalia charge. No matter what the specifics are surrounding your arrest, we are prepared to stand by your side and make every effort to pursue a positive outcome for your situation.
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