Drug Paraphernalia Charges

Experienced DuPage County Drug Paraphernalia Charges Attorneys

Sometimes you do not have to be caught with a measurable quantity of an illegal drug in order to face drug charges. If the police find drug paraphernalia with or without drug residue in your possession, you can face serious criminal charges. At Ramsell & Associates, LLC, we are experienced in handling criminal cases involving drug paraphernalia. With over 25 years of criminal defense experienced, we know how to effectively advocate for our clients’ rights and freedom in the Illinois criminal court system.

Understanding Drug Paraphernalia Charges in IL

Drug paraphernalia a broad term used to describe any implement used in the manufacturing, preparing, using, or concealing of any illicit drug whether it is marijuana, cocaine, crack, heroin, methamphetamine or any other drug. This includes:

  • Bongs
  • Roaches/roach clips
  • Needles
  • Crack pipes
  • Scales
  • Spoons
  • Balloons/baggies
  • Whip-its

The list of objects consider drug paraphernalia in Illinois statute is not exhaustive, and an argument can be made to classify any object used or intended to be used with illegal drugs as drug paraphernalia.

Most drug paraphernalia charges are classified as Class A misdemeanors. Convictions on these charges can result in a sentence of up to a year in jail and up to $2,500. In many cases, however, lesser sentences and probation are possible with proper representation. When drug paraphernalia charges are filed in conjunction with other drug charges such as drug possession or drug manufacturing, however, the sentences can be far more severe.

Our attorneys work closely with our clients to determine the best way to proceed whether it is pursuing a case dismissal, a plea deal, or arguing for acquittal in court. Depending on the circumstances of your arrest, you may have a case to have the evidence against you suppressed if your rights were violated. Illinois search and seizure laws are very clear, and we will make sure they were followed precisely. We pursue the best possible resolution in every case we take and fight aggressively to protect our clients.

If you have been arrested on drug paraphernalia charges, we have the knowledge and experience to help you. Contact us to schedule a free consultation to discuss your case. We work with clients in DuPage County and throughout Chicagoland.

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