Salt Lake City Utah Drug Paraphernalia Attorney
In Utah, you can be charged and convicted of a class B misdemeanor if you have possession of drug paraphernalia. Drug paraphernalia can be something as simple as cigarette wrapping paper. Although the statute governing crimes involving drug paraphernalia states that you must have possession of the paraphernalia with the intent to use it to produce, distribute, possess or use an illegal drug, or deliver it to someone who will distribute, produce, or use a drug, the mere possession of drug paraphernalia is enough for the prosecutor to charge you with possession.
Other Types of Paraphernalia
A drug possession charge is generally accompanied by a paraphernalia charge. Most commonly, people in the Salt Lake City, Provo, and Ogden areas who are arrested on paraphernalia charges had a marijuana bong or other pipes and improvised pipes which are most commonly associated with smoking pot. Other paraphernalia can include something as simple as a contact lens carrier, carved apples, and soda cans.
Vehicle Searches and Drug Paraphernalia
One of the most important aspects of any drug paraphernalia case is the manner in which the police discovered the paraphernalia. The majority of drug paraphernalia and drug possession charges we handle derive from the search of a vehicle. Officers must have a reasonable suspicion to search any vehicle. The criminal defense and drug crimes attorneys at Salcido Law Firm PLLC will thoroughly examine the facts surrounding the search of your vehicle and the seizure of the paraphernalia.
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