If you are facing a marijuana or drug charge, chances are you've also been charged with possession of drug paraphernalia. While this may seem like a light charge, it is oftentimes punished more severely than the drug charge accompanying it. Having a drug conviction can affect your future employment opportunities, school opportunities, and more. If you face drug charges, you need a strong criminal defense attorney. Dummit Fradin is an experienced and dedicated criminal defense law firm. We tenaciously defend our clients at every stage of the legal process. We will defend your rights.
In North Carolina possessing drug paraphernalia is punished as a Class 1 misdemeanor pursuit to N.C.G.S. §90-113.23. That is actually a higher level misdemeanor than possession of a small amount of marijuana. Almost anything can be considered "drug paraphernalia" if it accompanies an illegal substance.
Examples of drug paraphernalia include:
Additionally, anything used in the manufacture of drugs such as bowls, containers, mixing devices, capsules, balloons, and even gardening supplies can be considered drug paraphernalia. While a drug paraphernalia charge may sound harmless, it could actually damage you more than the drug charge.
Don't take chances - you need experience and skill on your side. Everyone makes mistakes. An effective lawyer at Dummit Fradin will help you so your mistakes involving possession don't ruin your life and your future. We proudly extend our high-quality services to individuals living in Winston-Salem and Greensboro. Let us put our 25 years of experience to work for you!