Drug paraphernalia is any item that is used to aid an individual in producing, hiding or using drugs. Examples include:
- Pipes made of various materials
- Miniature spoons
- Roach clips
- Cocaine freebase kits
It is important to understand that possessing drug paraphernalia is a crime in Georgia. This means that police do not have to find you using it or even see trace amounts of a drug—simply having paraphernalia in your possession is a misdemeanor offense.
Penalties for Paraphernalia Possession
If convicted of this offense, the penalties will depend on the specifics of your case, as well as any prior convictions or associated charges. Potential penalties may include:
- Drug testing
- Jail, in some cases
Working with an experienced defense attorney is extremely important if you have been charged with possession of paraphernalia. Drug paraphernalia is typically discovered while the police are searching a person or premises. If officers violated the Fourth Amendment, which prohibits unlawful searches and seizures, your attorney may be able to build a strong defense and successfully challenge the charges against you.
If you are facing paraphernalia or any drug charges in Georgia, attorney Joey Turner can help. Contact The Turner Firm today to schedule a free review of your case.