Drug paraphernalia possession pertains to having been caught using or in possession of pipes, needles, scales, and any other items that law enforcement consider to be used for illegal drug use and trade. At the office of Thomas J. Cunnane, Inc., our highly seasoned lawyer that has successfully defended a number of clients charged with drug related crimes.
If you have been charged with possession of drug paraphernalia, the assistance of an Everett defense lawyer is vital. Seek a defense attorney right away in order to help you craft a strong defense for your case. The consequences could be very serious and you could find yourself facing immediate and long-term penalties.
Possession of drug paraphernalia in the state of Washington is considered a misdemeanor. The consequences can be extremely difficult to deal with and you could find that having a permanent criminal record affects your life for many years after you have dealt with the immediate penalties.
If not handled properly by an Everett criminal defense lawyer, complications can arise and your record can potentially damage your future employment aspirations, housing and education options, among other issues.
More often than not, individuals who are convicted of possession of drug paraphernalia are also tried for drug use or the possession of drugs. These charges are defendable by competent lawyers who have experience and understanding of the law. We always take each case we take on very seriously and look into all the facts regarding how the arrest was made.