The defendant was found with a “crack pipe” in his possession. Can the defendant be convicted of possession of drug paraphernalia?The…

The defendant was found with a “crack pipe” in his possession. Can the defendant be convicted of possession of drug paraphernalia?The…

The defendant was found with a “crack pipe” in his possession. Can the defendant be convicted of possession of drug paraphernalia?The…

The defendant was found with a “crack pipe” in his possession. Can the defendant be convicted of possession of drug paraphernalia?The…

Although I am not a lawyer or law enforcement official, I know that a person can be charged and convicted of possession of drug paraphernalia in Florida. It may or may not be important if the pipe can be used to smoke by legal means. If an illegal substance is found along with the pipe, then the accused can be charged with possessing paraphernalia as well. It might be possible to avoid charges or conviction if no drugs were found along with the pipe; and if the pipe was new and showed no sign of residue. If residue of an illegal substance is found in the pipe, certainly the possession of paraphernalia charge could be substantiated.
The defendant was found with a “crack pipe” in his possession. Can the defendant be convicted of possession of drug paraphernalia?The…