Possession of Paraphernalia Charges in Oklahoma
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Just being found in possession of drug paraphernalia can result in your arrest. Drug paraphernalia is defined as a tool or implements used to inject, ingest, or smoke illegal drugs. Many times, this charge comes along with a charge of drug possession.
If you find yourself facing serious charges, don’t hesitate to get in touch with the team at the Law Offices of Keith J. Nedwick, P.C. We bring decades of collective experience to bear upon your case and have been able to secure many positive results for clients over the years, as evidenced by numerous testimonials.
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Penalties for Possession of Paraphernalia
While the penalties for a first offense of this sort might not seem very serious, it is worth your while to hire a lawyer who can work to get your charges reduced or dismissed. In the event that you are charged a subsequent time, you will face significantly more serious penalties.
If this is your first offense, it is considered a misdemeanor and carries the following penalties:
- Maximum of 1 year in jail
- Fines of up to $1,000
If this is your second or subsequent offense, the penalties grow more severe:
- Fines of up to $10,000
- 3-year suspension of your driver’s license
What is Considered Drug Paraphernalia?
Drug paraphernalia takes many forms, but it is considered by the State of Oklahoma as anything that is used to introduce the body to an illegal substance.
The following are some examples of illegal paraphernalia:
- Cocaine vials or spoons
- Roach clips
- Ingredients used in cutting a controlled dangerous substance (CDS)
- Kits used for cultivating marijuana
- Kits used for manufacturing a CDS
- Water, glass, or ice pipes (and more)
- Scales used for weighing a CDS
In fact, even if a legal item (such as an item marketed as an incense burner) is found with drug residue or near illegal drugs, you could still face charges of drug paraphernalia.
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