New Jersey Drug Paraphernalia Lawyers
In the state of New Jersey, the possession of drug paraphernalia is a disorderly persons offense, and must be taken seriously as it can have long lasting repercussions. Once convicted of this drug crime a person can be imprisoned for up to six months, and the driving license of such person can be suspended for up to two years.
Drug Paraphernalia Laws in New Jersey
The New Jersey drug paraphernalia laws make it illegal for anyone to use or possess with the intent to use drug paraphernalia. Drug paraphernalia as defined in the New Jersey law includes every equipment or object that can be used to or is intended to be used for 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 any drug or toxic or controlled substance. While drug paraphernalia crimes are very strictly enforced still there are certain drug crime defenses that can work in favor of the accused. The prosecution must be initiated within one year from the commission of offense. The intention becomes important to secure a prosecution under drug paraphernalia laws if there is no intention to use drug paraphernalia for purpose as mention in the law then there will be no conviction.
Contact our New Jersey drug paraphernalia lawyers
Call the experience New Jersey criminal defense lawyers of Aiello, Harris, Marth, Tunnero & Schiffman, P.C. For a free initial consultation, call us today at (908) 561-5577 or contact us online. Your initial consultation is free.