Aggressive Criminal Defense of Sale of Drug Paraphernalia Charges in Arlington, Caroline, Culpeper, Fredericksburg, Hanover, Richmond, Spotsylvania, and surrounding Counties
What is Sale of Drug Paraphernalia?
This charge involves giving or selling objects that can be used in any stage of drug consumption by being designed or intended to illegally: plant, propagate, cultivate, grow, harvest, manufacture, compound, convert, produce, process, prepare, test, analyze, pack, repack, store, contain, conceal, inject, ingest, or inhale a controlled substance pursuant § 18.2-265.3.
What are the Penalties for a Sale of Drug Paraphernalia Conviction?
If found guilty of the sale of drug paraphernalia, penalties can include:
- A maximum one (1) year prison term (Class 1 misdemeanor) for an adult selling to someone 18 years or older
- A maximum five (5) year prison term (Class 6 felony) for an adult selling to a minor who is at least 3 years younger than the adult
- A criminal record, which can negatively impact employment opportunities and travel outside of the United States
Why Hire an Experienced Criminal Defense Attorney if charged with Sale of Drug Paraphernalia in Virginia?
Having the assistance of an experienced defense attorney can greatly increase your chances of avoiding the serious and often lengthy sentences that result from drug-related convictions. Where plea negotiations are the best course of action, knowledge of the Virginia sentencing guidelines and experienced negotiation skills with prosecutors are essential.
Call Susan F. Fremit, P.C. at 703-666-9263 or 540-322-2594 to set up a consultation. You have everything to gain and nothing to lose.