Reno Drug Crimes Lawyer
Fight Back Against Drug Paraphernalia Charges
Nevada has some of the strictest
drug crime laws in the entire country, and the same level of intolerance extends
beyond the substances themselves to include devices used to consume them.
These devices, known as “drug paraphernalia,” are illegal
to possess, distribute, or sell in the state. While there are certain
devices that are almost exclusively considered drug paraphernalia, the
law states that
anything used to consume, store, or manufacture drugs can potentially land you
in hot water.
Law Offices of Kenneth A. Stover, Attorney Stover has substantial experience as a Reno drug crimes attorney
defending those who are facing drug crime charges from the potentially
devastating penalties levied by the Nevada justice system. His industry
accolades include a perfect 10.0 Superb rating from Avvo and an AV®
Preeminent™ rating from Martindale-Hubbell®.
free consultation now! Call the Law Offices of Kenneth A. Stover today at (775) 502-1575.
Is it Paraphernalia?
One of the key points in drug paraphernalia cases is proving that the object
in question was used for a drug-related activity. Many of these items
are common in normal households, so proving that they were used for drug
activities can be tricky.
- Common items that can be considered drug paraphernalia include:
- Water pipes
- Glass tobacco pipes
- Joint papers
- Small measuring spoons
- Small scales
- Crushing devices
- Roach clips
If you are found in possession of or advertising drug paraphernalia, you
could face misdemeanor charges, which mean you may spend up to six months
in jail and are fined up to $1,000. However, if you sell or intend to
sell paraphernalia, your charges are upgraded to a category E felony,
meaning you may face between one and four years in jail and a fine up
to $5,000. Selling to someone under the age of 18 and at least three years
younger upgrades it to a category C felony, increasing the fine to up
For assistance with your drug paraphernalia charges,
contact the Law Offices of Kenneth A. Stover.