The Texas Health & Safety Code defines “Drug Paraphernailia” as equipment, a product, or material that is used or intended for use in planting, propagating, cultivating, growing, harvesting, manufacturing, processing, preparing, testing, analyzing, packaging, repackaging, storing, containing, or conceailing a controlled substance in violation of the Texas Controlled Substances Act or injecting, ingesting, inhaling, or otherwise introducing into the human body a controlled substance in violation of the Texas Controlled Substances Act.
Offence Classification Chart
- Class C Misdemeanor: Uses or possesses
- Class A Misdemeanor: Delivers, possesses with the intent to deliver or manufactures
- State Jail Felony: Delivers, possesses with the intent to deliver or manufactures if defendant is 18 & the person for whom the paraphernalia is intended is under 18
- Enhancements / Aggravated: with a prior conviction, 90 days to 1 year in jail
What Does This Mean
Any charge dealing with drugs is extremely serious. In order to protect your good name, keep your record clean, and be eligible to get into a good school or find a good job, it is imperative that you take these charges very seriously. Even the slighest drug charge can have an enormous impact on a person’s life, both personally and professionally.
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If you are currently facing drug charges, it important that you contact a qualified criminal defense attorney as soon as possible. At Ross Law Offices, we offer a free consultation to discuss your case and go over every option you may have. Don’t hesitate. Call us today.