Possession of drug paraphernalia is a charge solely for possessing an instrument in connection with an illegal drug. The charge itself is not associated with any particular drug; the charge of the specific drug involved with the drug paraphernalia will usually be an additional charge. Drug Paraphernalia is defined in Arizona statute 13-3415 as “all equipment, products and materials of any kind which are used, intended for use or designed for use in planting, propagating, cultivating, growing, harvesting, manufacturing, compounding, converting, producing, processing, preparing, testing, analyzing, packaging, repackaging, storing, containing, concealing, injecting, ingesting, inhaling or otherwise introducing into the human body a drug.”
If you are charged with possession of drug paraphernalia there are usually other drug charges involved. Depending on what drug and how much of the drug was found with the drug paraphernalia depends on what you can expect during the process. Learn about the other charges at our other drug pages on our site.
In regards to possession of drug paraphernalia, it is a Class 6 Felony. However, the State does have the discretion to prosecute the charge as a Class 1 Misdemeanor. Usually this will depend on the drug involved, the weight of the drugs, and your criminal history.
If you need an Arizona drug crime lawyer contact The Glazer Law Office, PLLC. Call (928) 213-9253 or fill out our confidential contact form to the right for a free consultation to discuss your drug paraphernalia charge.