Possession of Drug Paraphernalia charges have surprised many people. Florida Statute 891.145 defines drug paraphernalia in very vague terms making it possible for law enforcement officers to interpret the law very broadly.
The charge is a First-Degree Misdemeanor in Florida with penalties of up to one year in jail and up to $1,000 in fines. Convictions of any kind carry stigmas that can affect your job and housing prospects for years afterwards. For these reasons and more it is vitally important to secure the services of an attorney experienced in legal defense for possession of drug paraphernalia.
Hugh McDonnell is an experienced paraphernalia defense attorney in Orlando
who has successfully defended hundreds of drug related charges and brings over 20 years of experience to every case. He fights hard to get the charges against his clients dropped.
Legal Defense for Drug Paraphernalia Options
Under Florida law, prosecutors must prove two things for a charge of possession of drug paraphernalia to hold:
- The individual possessed the paraphernalia either “actually” or “constructively,” and
- The person used or intended to use the paraphernalia for an unlawful purpose.
Through Mr. McDonnell’s careful analysis of the evidence collected and procedures used, he can often construct a solid defense that disproves one of these factors.
It is not uncommon for possession of drug paraphernalia charges to accompany other drug charges, like possession or trafficking. Mr. McDonnell will take all charges and evidence into account when constructing your defense.
Fight The Charges Against You With Help From Paraphernalia Defense Attorney in Orlando, Hugh James McDonnell
If you need legal defense for possession of drug paraphernalia in Orlando, contact Hugh McDonnell. He is a tireless advocate for his clients and is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at 888-422-4200. Schedule a confidential initial consultation online today.