Drug Paraphernalia is broadly defined in Texas as “equipment, a product, or material that is used or intended for use in planting, propagating, cultivating, growing, harvesting, manufacturing, compounding, converting, producing, processing, preparing, testing, analyzing, packaging, repackaging, storing, containing, or concealing a controlled substance in violation of this chapter or in injecting, ingesting, inhaling, or otherwise introducing into the human body a controlled substance…”
Possession is the actual care, custody or control of any such contraband.
Possession of drug paraphernalia is a Class C Misdemeanor that is punishable by a fine of up to $500 only. This charge is often one where the police tack-it-on in addition to another arrest such as possession of Marijuana or Cocaine or it is a charge where the police feel you were probably up to no-good and they just can’t prove it. Handling of a paraphernalia charge done in conjunction with another arrest is very important because doing so improperly could actually affect your right to have the entire arrest expunged under Texas law. The attorneys at Rosenthal & Wadas have the experience and tenacity to help you defense your case.