Understanding Drug Paraphernalia Laws

Drug paraphernalia laws are rather difficult to understand for most people. This is because there are many different provisions to take into account when it comes to understanding legal versus illegal drug paraphernalia possession. The underlying commonality is that essentially anything that has been used to ingest or manufacture illicit drugs is illegal.

If you are being accused of possessing drug paraphernalia, a Dallas criminal defense lawyer at the Law Offices of Mark T. Lassiter can help handle these accusations. We have years of experience helping people have their charges reduced or even dismissed. Contact us at 214-845-7007 to learn more about how our dedicated criminal defense lawyers can serve you.

What is Drug Paraphernalia?

According to the Texas Controlled Substances Act, drug paraphernalia includes items that may be used in “propagating, growing, manufacturing, producing, or concealing a controlled substance,” among other things. Additionally, other illegal items include anything used for “injecting, ingesting, inhaling, or otherwise introducing into the human body a controlled substance.”

The laws concerning possession of drug paraphernalia state that it is illegal to possess these items if you have the intent to use them for any purpose that involves the manufacture or use of illegal drugs. However, they are perfectly legal to possess and own if they are being used for something legal such as smoking tobacco, or growing an indoor garden.

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The manufacture of drug paraphernalia is a class A misdemeanor if the manufacturer knows or intends for people to use the product for any illicit drug-related activity. If you are being accused of possessing or selling drug paraphernalia, a Dallas criminal attorney at the Law Offices of Mark T. Lassiter can protect you from facing the harsh punishments that come with even the most minor drug offenses. Contact us at 214-845-7007 to learn more about your legal options.