Most people don't realize how easy it is to get in trouble with the law. In fact, people don't even need drugs in their possession to be charged with a drug crime. Generally, even possessing drug paraphernalia is enough for a person to be arrested. What's more, the paraphernalia doesn't have to be on your person.Law enforcement may consider the following items "paraphernalia" in a criminal case:
Many people are arrested when drug paraphernalia is found in the trunks of their cars, the kitchen of their homes, or underneath the car seats. Sometimes, depending on where the drugs are found, your attorney can argue that the drug paraphernalia was not yours or that you were not aware of its presence. However, courts are skeptical; it takes proof in order for the judge to find these defenses credible.
At Suzuki Law Offices, our experienced criminal defense lawyers in Phoenix can use our knowledge and experience in the legal field to develop a strong case for your defense. We also investigate whether law enforcement had legal authority for a search of your property or for the seizure of drug paraphernalia. If they did not have a valid legal reason to conduct a search, the evidence can often be excluded from the courtroom.
At Suzuki Law Offices, our Phoenix drug crime lawyers do everything in our power to reduce the consequences of an arrest for a drug crime. We work with you to make sure that your rights are protected through every step of the legal process.
Protect your rights by calling Suzuki Law Offices at (602) 842-6762 or contact us online for a free and confidential consultation. Attorneys Richard Suzuki and Matthew Bartz are fluent in Spanish and English.