Possession of Drug Paraphernalia

Possession of Drug Paraphernalia is a first degree misdemeanor (punishable by not more than a year and jail and $1,000 fine). The first question that many of my clients have is what exactly is considered "drug paraphernalia." According to the Florida Statutes, almost anything and everything is considered drug paraphernalia.

893.145 "Drug paraphernalia" defined

There are many defenses to a charge of Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Was the person actually in possession of the item? Was the search legal? Did the item belong to someone else? Exploration of these issues through the discovery process will often lead to motions to suppress the illegally obtained evidence and dismissal of the charges.

If you or a friend or family member were arrested for Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, regardless of whether the crime allegedly occurred in Melbourne, Palm Bay, Cocoa, Cocoa Beach, Merritt Island, Titusville, Rockledge, Cape Canaveral, Satellite Beach, Indian Harbour Beach, West Melbourne, Melbourne Village,  Melbourne Beach, Indialantic, Palm Shores, Grant-Valkaria, Mims,or anywhere else in Brevard County, Florida, Contact me to immediately schedule your free consultation.

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