New Jersey law defines drug paraphernalia as any equipment used to produce, conceal, or consume illegal drugs.
This can include rolling papers, grinders, hypodermic needles, pipes and bongs, vials, and even plastic baggies if there is evidence they were being used in a paraphernalia capacity.
Possession of drug paraphernalia is a disorderly persons offense, carrying a potential sentence of six months in jail, a fine of $1,000, and fees.
Your driver’s license may also be suspended for as long as two years if convicted.
You have options. For many, a conditional discharge is on the table as a way to avoid the worst consequences of conviction.
For others, the facts of the case warrant a strong defense to push back against overzealous prosecutors.
To protect yourself, call attorney Matthew Reisig today at 732-625-9661 and talk to an experienced New Jersey criminal defense attorney for free.