In some states it is also illegal to advertise or otherwise promote the sale of drug paraphernalia. Most states also have drug laws aimed at protecting youth, which may affect other paraphernalia laws.
In most cases, possession of drug paraphernalia is considered a misdemeanor. Offenders are often fined and a criminal charge may be put on their permanent record. In some states an offender may be briefly imprisoned. The sale of drug paraphernalia carries stiffer penalties, with fines of up to $5000 and prison sentences of up to two years.
However, the penalties for drug paraphernalia crimes may be enhanced if the crime is committed on the grounds of a public school or park. Penalties may also be enhanced if the offender was over eighteen years of age and provided a juvenile under the age of eighteen with drug paraphernalia.
The criminal justice system can be a very complex. If you have been charged with a drug crime an experienced criminal defense attorney can advise you of your legal rights and defenses.
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