If you are caught with items associated with the use of drugs or drug activities in your possession, you can be charged with a punishable offense in the state of Texas. These items are frequently known as drug paraphernalia and can include a broad range of items. Because such a variety of items are associated with drug usage, anyone could unknowingly have drug paraphernalia in their possession and subsequently be charged with a criminal offense.
Drug paraphernalia items can include:
- Plastic baggies,
- Spice grinders,
- Coffee grinders,
- Paper clips,
- Rolling papers,
- Large quantities of cash money,
- Gas masks,
- Faux or fake items used to conceal drugs, and/or
- Roach clips.
Georgetown Possession of Drug Paraphernalia Attorney
If you have been charged with a possession of drug paraphernalia offense in central Texas, including the areas of Georgetown, Round Rock, Cedar Park, Leander, Taylor, Killeen, Temple, Harker Heights or Belton, contact Price & Twine, PLLC
Michael J. Price is an experienced criminal defense attorney who understand the drug charges you are facing and will make every effort to help you avoid the most serious penalties and repercussions to your alleged offense. Contact Price & Twine, PLLC today at (512) 354-1880 for a consultation about your alleged possession of drug paraphernalia charges.
Definition of Possession of Drug Paraphernalia Under Texas Law
In Texas, an individual can be charged with possession of drug paraphernalia if they knowingly and intentionally possess an item that is used to plant, cultivate, grow, harvest, manufacture, compound, convert, produce, process, prepare, test, analyze, pack, repack, store, contain, inject, ingest, inhale, introduce into the body or conceal a controlled substance.
Penalties of Possession of Drug Paraphernalia in Georgetown
A conviction for possession of drug paraphernalia can result in a Class C misdemeanor, which is punishable by a fine up to $500. However, this offense can result in more serious penalties and punishments if you are also found to have a controlled substance in your possession.
Delivery of Drug Paraphernalia in Texas
An additional offense related to possession of drug paraphernalia is the delivery of drug paraphernalia. Under Texas Health and Safety Code § 481.125, if an individual intentionally and knowingly delivers, possesses or manufactures with the intent to deliver drug paraphernalia used to plant, propagate, cultivate, grow, harvest, manufacture, compound, convert, produce, process, prepare, test, analyze, pack, repack, store, contain or conceal an illegal or unlawful controlled substance.
Penalties of Delivery of Drug Paraphernalia in Williamson County
A conviction for delivery of drug paraphernalia can result in a Class A misdemeanor, which is punishable by up to one year in jail and/or a fine up to $4,000. However, if an individual has been convicted of a previous delivery of drug paraphernalia offense, they can receive a mandatory jail sentence of 90 days to one year in jail.
Additionally, if an adult individual delivers drug paraphernalia to a minor under the age of 18, they can be convicted of a state jail felony, which is punishable by 180 days to two years in jail and/or a fine up to $10,000.
Williamson County Drug Court
An individual who is convicted of possession or delivery of drug paraphernalia in Williamson County may be eligible for participation in the Williamson County Drug Court Program. The program focuses on court-ordered conditions and requirements, intensive outpatient treatment, abstinence from drugs or alcohol, and developing skills and behaviors that promote a drug-free lifestyle.
The program generally lasts 12 months or longer, and requires regular court hearings concerning the progress of the offender. Upon the successful completion of the program, the alleged offender’s criminal charges will be dismissed.
Price & Twine, PLLC | Williamson County Drug Paraphernalia Possession Lawyer
Contact Price & Twine, PLLC today for a consultation about your alleged possession of drug paraphernalia offense. Georgetown criminal defense attorney Michael J. Price will use his knowledge of Texas’s drug laws to craft the best legal strategy for your particular circumstances.
Contact Price & Twine, PLLC at (512) 354-1880 or send an online message for a consultation about your alleged possession of drug paraphernalia charge in Williamson County and Bell County.