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Drug Paraphernalia

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Drug Paraphernalia

Defense lawyer for drug paraphernalia in Georgia

If you are under investigation, or have been arrested, for possession of drug paraphernalia you need to hire an experienced drug defense lawyer.

Drug paraphernalia criminal charges in Georgia are usually prosecuted as if you committed a major crime. If you have been arrested for a drug paraphernalia crime, you need to contact a drug crimes defense attorney now to get control of your situation.

What Constitutes Drug Paraphernalia?

Possession of a bong, pipe, clip, rolling papers, hemostats, razor blades, spoons, syringes and lighters could land you in jail and cost hefty fines. Possession of scales, baggies, and other items used to sell drugs could put you into an even more perilous situation.

Penalties for Possession of Paraphernalia

In Georgia, the possession of drug paraphernalia is a misdemeanor charge. It is punishable by up to one year in jail and a fine up to $1,000. A second offense punishable by up to one year in jail, and a fine up to $5,000. A third offense is punishable by a minimum of one year in jail and a maximum of 5 years in jail, and a fine up to $5,000.

Drug Paraphernalia Laws in Georgia

The 2010 Georgia Code, Title 16, Chapter 13, Article 32.2 covers the regulation of drug paraphernalia in the State of Georgia. Specifically, § 16-13-378 covers the possession and use of drug related objects. It reads as follows:

O.C.G.A. 16-13-32.2 (2010)

(a) It shall be unlawful for any person to use, or possess with the intent to use, any object or materials of any kind for the purpose of 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 marijuana or a controlled substance.
(b) Any person or corporation which violates any provision of this Code section shall be guilty of a misdemeanor.

If you are under investigation for, or have been charged with, possession of drug paraphernalia you should call drug crimes defense lawyer Lawrence Zimmerman at 404-351-3000.

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Client charged with possession of cocaine in Cobb Superior Court. Client had a very long criminal history. The prosecutor asked for our client to serve 5 years in prison as a repeat offender. We successfully argued that our client should be sent to a drug rehab facility. The court agreed with us, and he went drug rehab where he was successful.

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