What is drug paraphernalia?

Drug paraphernalia refers to equipment used to take, conceal, produce or distribute controlled substances. Possessing drug paraphernalia is illegal under both federal and New York law.

Examples of drug paraphernalia include bongs, pipes, needles, vaporizers, roach clips, grow kits, dilutants, scales, capsules, vials and chemicals. Any item that can be used in a drug-related offense can be considered drug paraphernalia.

While the objects are not illegal, they are classified as drug paraphernalia if there is evidence of their use for drug-related offenses. It is possible to be charged with possession of drug paraphernalia even without having any drugs under your direct control. For example, selling or transporting drug paraphernalia is a crime.

Drug paraphernalia offenses can result in jail time, fines and a criminal record. A New York criminal defense attorney can help you avoid the serious consequences of a drug charge. Brill Legal Group represents clients in all types of drug cases. Contact us today to learn more.

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