Idaho takes a strict stance on drug crimes. A conviction can have serious, even life-changing, short and long term consequences affecting your freedom, future, employment, personal relationships, and reputation.
What Is Possession Of Paraphernalia?
It is unlawful for any person to use, or to possess with intent to use, drug paraphernalia to plant, propagate, cultivate, grow, harvest, manufacture, compound, convert, produce, process, prepare, test, analyze, pack, repack, store, contain, conceal, inject, ingest, inhale, or otherwise introduce into the human body a controlled substance.
It is unlawful for any person to place in any newspaper, magazine, handbill, or other publication any advertisement, knowing, or under circumstances where one reasonably should know, that the purpose of the advertisement, in whole or in part, is to promote the sale of objects designed or intended for use as drug paraphernalia.
Any person who violates these provisions is guilty of a misdemeanor.
A Conviction for Possession Of Paraphernalia.
A conviction for Possession of Paraphernalia is no small matter. Upon conviction for possession of paraphernalia, a person may be imprisoned for not more than one (1) year, fined not more than one thousand dollars ($1,000), or both. Punishments can also include community service, fines, and even jail time. An experienced Idaho attorney can often help you defeat the charge and keep the matter off your record.
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I scrutinize every case for police mistakes or misconduct and to exploit the weaknesses in prosecution's case to your advantage.
Beyond a punishment issued by the court, a conviction can be particularly harmful in terms of gaining future employment, state licensing, educational loans, and other benefits.The conviction will show up on background checks and employers tend to be wary of applicants with drug records.
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