Drug Paraphernalia / Drug Abuse Instruments
In Ohio, there is a possibility that you can get arrested for possessing drug paraphernalia, even if there are no drugs found. With this being the case, it is recommended that you seek the legal advice of a qualified criminal defense attorney, so you are well prepared to defend the charges.
Retaining legal counsel can help you reduce the charges you are facing, or quite possibly, dismiss them altogether. The burden of proof is on the prosecution in cases such as this, so having knowledgeable attorney may keep you a step ahead and out of trouble.
Columbus Drug Paraphernalia Lawyer
If you or a loved one has a use or possession of drug paraphernalia charge currently pending, take the steps necessary to ensure that you are in the best possible position of defense during this stressful time. Brian Joslyn, of the Joslyn Law Firm, is an experienced Ohio criminal defense attorney who is dedicated to protecting the rights of his clients while using his extensive understanding of the Ohio legal process to effectively fight the charges levied against you.
Call (614) 444-1900 or send an online message to schedule a free consultation to discuss your drug paraphernalia case in or around the Ohio counties of Franklin, Delaware, Madison, Licking, Fairfield, or Pickaway.
Use or Possession of Drug Paraphernalia under Ohio Law
O.R.C 2925.14 states that it is illegal to possess equipment, products or materials of any kind that were designed with the intention of drug use in mind. This includes anything that allows for:
- Propagating, cultivating, growing, harvesting, manufacturing, compounding,
- Converting, producing, processing, preparing, testing, analyzing,
- Packaging, storing, containing, concealing,
- Injecting, ingesting, inhaling, or otherwise introducing into the human body.
Some of the more common types of drug paraphernalia in Ohio include:
- Water pipes
- Plastic baggies
The penalty for use or possession of drug paraphernalia in the state of Ohio will be classified as a misdemeanor in the fourth degree, which comes with a presumptive sentence of up to 30 days in jail and / or a fine of up to $250.
If the individual is charged with dealing in drug paraphernalia, they will be facing a misdemeanor of the second degree which comes with a presumptive sentence of up to 90 days in jail and / or a fine of up to $750. This penalty is also implemented when convicted of illegal advertising of drug paraphernalia. If the individual is charged with selling drug paraphernalia to a minor, a misdemeanor of the first degree will be handed down, which comes with a possible sentence of up to 180 days in jail and / or a fine of up to $1000 (§2925.14).
Joslyn Law Firm | Franklin County Drug Paraphernalia Posession Attorney
A possession of drug paraphernalia charge is a serious offense in Ohio and needs to be dealt with in an effective manner. If you were arrested for drug paraphernalia in central Ohio, then call the Joslyn Law Firm to set up a free and confidential consultation. Committed to providing excellent client service along with a dedication to developing the most effective defense strategy possible, Brian Joslyn has your best intentions in mind and will fight for you throughout the entire process.
Call (614) 444-1900 or send an online message today if you have been charged with use or possession of drug paraphernalia in and around the cities of Columbus, Dublin, Whitehall, Bexley, Grandview Heights, London, Newark, Hebron, Lancaster, Pickerington, Ashville or Commercial Point.