The prosecutor will file misdemeanor charges against a person for possession of drug paraphernalia if the suspect possessed an object that can be used to inject or consume a controlled substance (Health & Safety Code Section 11364). These types of charges usually involve devices such as pipes, syringes, hypodermic needles, or anything else (even straws) that can be used to ingest narcotics.
If you’ve been charged with possession drug paraphernalia, the good news is that California has adopted various drug diversion and treatment programs that may be available to you. You may even be able to keep a possession of drug paraphernalia conviction off of your record altogether, should you qualify for such a program, and complete it successfully.
Contact : Errol L. Cook has years of experience handling drug cases, and will be able to advise you of your rights, options, and how to properly proceed with your case.