Richmond Drug Paraphernalia Lawyer

Drug paraphernalia in Richmond is defined in the Virginia Code Section 18.2-265.1 and it includes, but is not limited to, all equipment, products, and material of any kind that are either designed for use or which are intended for use in the planting, manufacturing, or distributing marijuana or any controlled substance. A person that has been charged with the possession of drug paraphernalia should contact an experienced drug paraphernalia attorney as soon as possible.

Examples of Drug Paraphernalia

Paraphernalia is anything the possessor intended to use to assist with the use or manufacture of marijuana or a controlled substance. This includes but is not limited to syringes, smoking devices, meaning pipes, and bowls.

In certain cases, they found that flower pots are paraphernalia. Capsules, like little medicine capsules that someone puts their meds in, can be considered paraphernalia. A lot of times, grinders and separators are considered to be paraphernalia. Drug testing kits to determine if someone is going to be positive or negative for drugs can be considered paraphernalia depending on how it is being used. Anything can be considered drug paraphernalia so long as the Commonwealth can prove that at the time of the possession, the possessor intended to use those items to assist with the use or manufacture of marijuana or a controlled substance.

Who Discovers Drug Paraphernalia?

Police officers are the ones that usually discover the paraphernalia. Often the police who are out on the street, stopping people, effectuating traffic stops, not necessarily detectives or high-level detectives that see a lot of the time investigating and going deep undercover. They are not going to be involved in a paraphernalia case.

Rights When Caught With Drug Paraphernalia

Someone that is stopped with drug paraphernalia has the right to remain silent and they should exercise it. A lot of times in paraphernalia cases, officers learn that the item seized is paraphernalia because the individual who is caught says something. If they find a grinder and they cannot get any marijuana out of the grinder, but the person who is being either arrested, searched, or detained says they were using it for marijuana that person has made the grinder drug paraphernalia when before it was not. A person has the right to remain the silent and they should exercise it.

Someone also has the right to an attorney when they are caught with paraphernalia. They cannot question someone the moment someone says they would like to speak with an attorney. The only thing that the person says is that they would like to speak to their attorney in order to end the questioning and put themselves in the best situation so that if they do have to go to court, they can successfully get the charges against them dismissed.

Contacting an Attorney

Someone that has been charged with drug paraphernalia in Richmond should contact a drug paraphernalia attorney as soon as possible. Announcing that they would like to speak with an attorney is the only thing that they should say when they are being questioned by police. A Richmond drug paraphernalia lawyer has experience in these cases and can greatly help someone that is facing penalties.

Richmond Drug Paraphernalia Lawyer

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