Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
Although most individuals know that possession of controlled substances like marijuana, cocaine, heroin, and methamphetamines is illegal in Wisconsin, some are unaware that simply carrying drug-related paraphernalia is a crime as well. The penalties for possessing drug paraphernalia vary depending on the type, use, and determination of possession.
It is of the utmost importance that individuals be aware of what constitutes drug paraphernalia in the state of Wisconsin. If you are unfamiliar with drug paraphernalia laws, please contact the Milwaukee criminal defense attorneys of Hart Powell, S.C. at (414) 271-9595.
Types of Drug Paraphernalia
Authorities are constantly updating the definitions of drug paraphernalia and the list often grows as new objects are discovered. It is important to know what objects are often construed as illegal paraphernalia by the authorities. The following list contains common types of drug paraphernalia:
- Hypodermic needles
- Concealed-compartment dispensers
- Miniature spoons
- Cigarette papers
- Cocaine freebasing kits
- Objects related to drug dealing including scales, baggies, and vials
A drug conviction can have lasting effects on an individual’s livelihood, often interfering with work and personal life. Defending yourself against such cases is an essential step in clearing your name and moving on with your life.