Illinois Paraphernalia Lawyers
In Illinois, there are laws that govern how acts of possession and sale of drug paraphernalia are handled. Under the Illinois Drug Paraphernalia Act, possession and sale are criminalized and subject to serious penalties.
At Miller & Pugh Law Offices, P.C., we focus our attention on handling a wide range of drug crime cases, including those involving the unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia. As former prosecutors, we strive to help our clients understand the type of charges and consequences they are facing, as drug paraphernalia charges may be applied on top of other types of drug or criminal charges.
Call 888-334-0119 today for a free consultation about a drug case.
Under law, drug paraphernalia is considered any equipment, product or material of any kind that is principally intended or designed for use in manufacturing, ingesting, inhaling, injecting, preparing, processing, producing, concealing, converting or otherwise introducing the drug (controlled substance) into the human body.
Drug paraphernalia to consume or to make controlled substances, such as marijuana (cannabis) and heroin, can include:
- Crack pipes
- Other pipes
- Hypodermic needles
- Balloons and baggies
Even though the Illinois statute on drug paraphernalia is extensive, it does not include every object or item that may or may not be used in the use, cultivation, manufacture or distribution of a drug. This means that nearly anything can be considered paraphernalia if it can be proven that it was used or intended for use related to an illegal narcotic.
Class A Misdemeanor
While probation may be an option, anyone convicted of unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia may be facing up to one year in jail and a fine of $2,500. Possession of a marijuana pipe and a heroin syringe are treated the same, both Class A misdemeanors.
Contact a Peoria Unlawful Possession of Drug Paraphernalia Lawyer
Call 888-334-0119 for a free initial consultation with an attorney at Miller & Pugh Law Offices, P.C. today.