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Caught in Possession of Drug Paraphernalia?

You likely know that it is illegal to be found in possession of a controlled substance, but is it a crime to possess drug paraphernalia?

In most counties of the state of Colorado, it is illegal to take any of the actions regarding drug paraphernalia, which can include pipes and other devices for smoking or injecting illegal drugs:

  • Possess
  • Sell
  • Deliver
  • Furnish
  • Transfer
  • Manufacture

Some smoking devices are often legally sold but then are used for an illegal purpose. This is also often true with items that are used to illegally grow, produce, or package controlled substances.

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In order to be convicted of the crime of possessing drug paraphernalia, prosecution will need to prove each element of the paraphernalia offense beyond a reasonable doubt. If prosecution is not able to show that you had constructive or actual possession, your charges may be reduced or even dismissed.

If you have been arrested for the possession of drug paraphernalia or ingredients used to make illegal drugs, it is important to contact our firm at your earliest convenience. We have nearly 60 years of experience representing the rights of individuals who have been charged with drug offenses. We can build a strong and resilient case strategy!

Preparation for Drug Paraphernalia Investigations

You will likely be a target of various investigations during this time. Do not agree to searches or interrogations until you have spoken with the knowledgeable drug crime attorney serving Denver!

Many common items may be mistakenly taken as drug paraphernalia. The trained investigators will assess the following factors to establish the intent of the item:

  • Statements made by the owner
  • Existence / scope of non-narcotic uses
  • Packaging and instructions
  • How the object is displayed
  • Testimony of experts

Possession of drug paraphernalia is a charge that can carry harsh penalties and should be taken seriously. Drug convictions of any kind can result in lost occupational opportunities and harsh punishments.


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