In Arizona, possession of drug paraphernalia can be classified as either a misdemeanor or felony – which could result in mandatory jail or prison. In either case, if charged with possession of drug paraphernalia, you it is imperative that you take your case seriously and hire a lawyer who is experienced in representing clients for drug related offenses. Essentially, anything that can be used to consume an illegal drug is considered drug paraphernalia. Some of the more common items include bongs, pipes, scales, papers, money, etc.
A lawyer who is experienced in handling these types of cases will be able to identify potential constitution issues; meaning, was there a legal search and seizure of the property or person. In order for a police officer to search your vehicle, house, or person, they must establish probable cause. A knowledgeable lawyer will be able to analyze your case to determine if the police had probable cause and how to contest the search or seizure if it is determined that the officer did not have probable cause.
Matthew Lopez Law provides clients charged with possession of drug paraphernalia the highest level of representation. We take the time to investigate cases and advocate for our clients’ best interest. If you have been arrested for possession of drug paraphernalia in Tempe, Scottsdale, Phoenix, or anywhere in Arizona, contact our office for a free case evaluation.