Possession of Drug Paraphernalia is a crime in Oklahoma. With high social stigma attached to it, often times it haunts a person throughout their lifetime. Okla. Stat. tit. 63 §2-405(B) addresses drug paraphernalia. It states:
“No person shall use drug paraphernalia to plant, propagate, cultivate, grow, harvest, manufacture, compound, convert, produce, process, prepare, test, analyze, pack, repack, store, contain, conceal, inject, ingest, inhale or otherwise introduce into the human body a controlled dangerous substance… .”
Essentially, this prohibits any object which helps a person grow, use, traffic, or make drugs in any manner. Further, under the Uniform Controlled Dangerous Substances Act, a number of factors are considered by Oklahoma courts when deciding if something is “drug paraphernalia.” This includes: presence of residue on the object, proximity of the object to actual drugs, statements made about the object by the accused and many more.
Consequences of Possession of Drug Paraphernalia:
The possession of drug paraphernalia is a misdemeanor. However if it is a repeated offense, the punishments increase for each offense. For instance, a first offense carries a penalty of up to a year in prison and fines up to $1,000. Similarly, a second offense carries the same prison sentence, but a fine up to $5,000. Finally, a third offense applies a prison sentence up to a year and a fine of up to $10,000. Having charges like these on your record could cause a number of future problems. This may include employment issues, housing denials, and also attainment of professional licenses. All of these are more likely than not going to affect your future standard of living.
Criminal Defense Help in Tulsa Oklahoma:
If you’re facing possession of drug paraphernalia charges, call our office. Our attorneys understand how a single mistake can have steep future consequences far outlasting the event. We want to help you make sure to get the best defense you can. We care about you and we care about your case. Call 918-743-2233 or fill out this form.
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