Possession Of Drug Paraphernalia
Possession of drug paraphernalia in Orange County, San Bernardino County, Riverside County, and Los Angeles County
Possession of Drug Paraphernalia throughout California is a punishable crime. Throughout Orange County, Riverside County, San Bernardino County, Los Angeles County and surrounding areas, The Law Offices of Michael J. Holmes, PC has successful defended many clients who’ve faced Drug Paraphernalia charges.
Our Law Offices will fortify an aggressive defense to Drug Paraphernalia charges. We will rigorously examine all facets of the case against you, including the possibility of Illegal Search & Seizure as well as the actual implement itself. These are just a few examples of successful tactics The Law Offices of Michael J. Holmes, PC has employed.
The specific definitions of what items are considered Drug Paraphernalia can be confusing to individuals who are not well versed in California Criminal Law.
California Health & Safety Code Sections 11364 and 11364.5 & 11364.7 detail the criteria for what is considered to be violations for Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.
Except as authorized by law, drug paraphernalia means all equipment, products, and materials of any kind which are intended for use or designed for use, in planting, propagating, cultivating, growing, harvesting, manufacturing, compounding, converting, producing, processing, preparing, testing, analyzing, packaging, repackaging, storing, containing, concealing, injecting, ingesting, inhaling, or otherwise introducing into the human body a controlled substance.
Except as authorized by law, any person who manufactures with intent to deliver, furnish, or transfer drug paraphernalia knowing, or under circumstances where one reasonably should know, that it will be used 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 cocaine, cocaine base, heroin, phencyclidine, or methamphetamine can be subject to imprisonment for not more than 1 year.
‘Drug Paraphernalia’ includes, but is not limited to, all of the following:
- Kits intended for use or designed for use in planting, propagating, cultivating, growing or harvesting of any species of plant which is a controlled substance or from which a controlled substance can be derived.
- Kits intended for use or designed for use in manufacturing, compounding, converting, producing, processing, or preparing controlled substances.
- Isomerization devices intended for use or designed for use in increasing the potency of any species of plant which is a controlled substance.
- Testing equipment intended for use or designed for use in identifying, or in analyzing the strength, effectiveness or purity of controlled substances.
- Scales and balances intended for use or designed for use in weighing or measuring controlled substances.
- Diluents and adulterants, such as quinine hydrochloride, mannitol, mannite, dextrose, and lactose, intended for use or designed for use in cutting controlled substances.
- Separation gins and sifters intended for use or designed for use in removing twigs and seeds from, or in otherwise cleaning or refining, marijuana.
- Blenders, bowls, containers, spoons, and mixing devices intended for use or designed for use in compounding controlled substances.
- Capsules, balloons, envelopes, and other containers intended for use or designed for use in packaging small quantities of controlled substances.
- Containers and other objects intended for use or designed for use in storing or concealing controlled substances.
- Hypodermic syringes, needles, and other objects intended foruse or designed for use in parenterally injecting controlled substances into the human body.
- Objects intended for use or designed for use in ingesting, inhaling, or otherwise introducing marijuana, cocaine, hashish, orhashish oil into the human body, such as the following:
- Metal, wooden, acrylic, glass, stone, plastic, or ceramic pipes with or without screens, permanent screens, hashish heads, or punctured metal bowls.
- Water pipes.
- Carburetion tubes and devices.
- Smoking and carburetion masks.
- Roach clips, meaning objects used to hold burning material, such as a marijuana cigarette that has become too small or too short to be held in the hand.
- Miniature cocaine spoons, and cocaine vials.
- Chamber pipes.
- Carburetor pipes.
- Electric pipes.
- Air-driven pipes.
- Ice pipes or chillers.
Definitions for Drug Paraphernalia within Orange County, San Bernardino County, Riverside County, Los Angeles County and surrounding counties are extremely vague. Rather than let that fact work against you, The Law Offices of Michael J. Holmes, PC will incorporate years of practical experience on your behalf. If you or a loved one has been charged with Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, I urge you to contact For a free consultation with a knowledgeable drug crimes defense attorney, call (714) 667-6844 or (909) 393-5367.