Frankford NJ Drug Paraphernalia Possession Lawyers
Drug Charges Defense Attorneys in Warren and Sussex County, New Jersey
Under the New Jersey Criminal Code, drug paraphernalia extends far beyond rolling papers, bowls, pipes, and bongs. In fact, N.J.S.A. 2C:36-1 defines drug paraphernalia as “all equipment, products and materials of any kind which are used or intended for use in planting, propagating, cultivating, growing, harvesting, manufacturing, compounding, converting, producing, processing, preparing, testing, analyzing, packaging, repackaging, storing, containing, concealing, ingesting, inhaling, or otherwise introducing into the human body a controlled dangerous substance.” Because of this broad definition, many defendants who are charged with possession of CDS are often also charged with the possession of paraphernalia, which is a disorderly persons offense in New Jersey. The drug charges defense attorneys at the Tormey Law Firm have handled countless drug paraphernalia cases throughout New Jersey, including in Frankford Township, Sparta, Hopatcong, Stillwater, and throughout Sussex and Warren County. Having received numerous awards and accolades, including the Avvo.com Client’s Choice Award, every year for the last four years, they are ready to mount the best possible defense on your behalf to fight your drug charges so that you can move on with your life. For additional information and a free initial consultation about your case, call 973-755-1695 today.
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Possession of Drug Paraphernalia Defense Lawyers in Sparta NJ
According to the New Jersey Criminal Code, N.J.S.A. 2C:36-1(a) through (j), drug paraphernalia includes kits used for planting, propagating, growing, manufacturing, increasing potency, analyzing, weighing, adulterating, cutting, separating, sifting, grinding, blending, and storing controlled dangerous substances. But the most common paraphernalia charges typically are issued pursuant to N.J.S.A. 2C:36-1(k)(1) through (16), for items intended for use in ingesting, inhaling, or otherwise introducing marijuana, cocaine, hashish, hashish oil, nitrous oxide or the fumes of a toxic chemical into the human body, such as pipes, bowls, water pipes, carburetion tubes, roach clips, carburetor pipes, chillums, bongs, and one-hitters.
When it comes to determining what is actually paraphernalia, the court may consider such facts as the proximity of the object to any illegally possessed controlled dangerous substances, the existence of any residue of illegally possessed controlled dangerous substances, direct or circumstantial evidence of the intent of an owner or of anyone in control of the object, national or local advertising whose purpose the person knows or should know is to promote the sale of objects intended for use as drug paraphernalia, and the existence and scope of legitimate uses for the object in the community.
N.J.S.A. 2C:36-2: Offense and Penalties
Pursuant to N.J.S.A. 2C:36-2, it shall be unlawful for any person to use, or to possess with intent to use, drug paraphernalia to plant, propagate, cultivate, grow, harvest, manufacture, compound, convert, produce, process, prepare, test, analyze, pack, repack, store, contain, conceal, ingest, inhale, or otherwise introduce into the human body a controlled dangerous substance. Any person who violates this law is guilty of a disorderly persons offense which is punishable by up to a $1,000 fine and 6 months in jail. Additionally, a disorderly persons offense will be maintained on a permanent criminal record.
Contact Andover NJ Drug Paraphernalia Defense Attorneys for a Free Consultation
If you have been charged with possession of drug paraphernalia in Warren County or Sussex County, it is highly advisable to find knowledgeable legal counsel. Contact the experienced NJ drug paraphernalia defense attorneys at the Tormey Law Firm to learn more about the charge, the potential consequences, and how to defend your case at 973-755-1695.