Arrested for Possession of Drug Paraphernalia in Texas?
Get Experienced Legal Counsel from Our El Pas Criminal Defense Lawyer
If you are arrested for drug possession in Texas, there may be a huge possibility
that you will be arrested for possession of drug paraphernalia as well.
Conviction of this crime can result in a jail sentence, fines, and suspension
of your driver’s license.
Law Offices of Ruben Ortiz, I am committed to getting your charges reduced, or your case dismissed
altogether. Since we have been protecting the rights, reputations, and
freedoms of our clients since 1998, we are confident that we can do the
same for you.
Do not hesitate to call (915) 308-8850 today.
Penalties for Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
According to Texas law, drug paraphernalia is defined as any item that
can be used as a drug processing, packaging, or consumption mechanism.
Simple possession of drug paraphernalia is a Class C misdemeanor, which
is punishable by a $500 fine.
However, a conviction of distribution or possession with intent to distribute
or sell drug paraphernalia is a Class A misdemeanor, which is punishable
by a jail sentence of one year. Selling drug paraphernalia to someone
under 18 years old is considered a state jail felony.
It is important to understand that a drug conviction of any kind will result
in suspension of your driver’s license. Even if you were not operating
a motor vehicle at the time of the alleged crime, a driver’s license
suspension would apply upon conviction.
Common types of drug paraphernalia include the following:
- Rolling papers
Let Our Firm Protect Your Rights
Our El Paso criminal defense lawyer can investigate your arrest and gather
evidence to develop a vigorous and aggressive defense strategy just for
you. With Attorney Ruben Ortiz on your side, we can obtain the most favorable
Contact us and request a free
case evaluation today.