Arrested for Possession of Drug Paraphernalia in Texas?
Get experienced legal counsel from our El Paso 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.
At the Law Offices of Ruben Ortiz, Attorney Ortiz is 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. We provide criminal legal representation across El Paso and Hudspeth County, Texas.
Do not hesitate to call (915) 308-8850 today for a free consultation.
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.
Types of Drug Paraphernalia
Common types of drug paraphernalia include the following:
- Rolling papers
Let our criminal defense 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 outcome together. If you have been charged with possession of drug paraphernalia in El Paso or Hudspeth County, including Sierra Blanca and Van Horn, our highly rated defense attorney can help.
Contact us and set up a case evaluation today!
Exceptional Track Record of Success
Strong & Trusted Advocate for His Clients
Fighting for His Clients Since 1998
Tens of Thousands of Individuals Represented Before State & Federal Courts
Winner of “The Best Lawyer to Get You Out of Trouble” by El Paso’s What’s Up Entertainment Weekly from 2007-2012
Awarded Top Lawyer for 2016 & 2017 from The Global Directory of Who's Who