March 10, 2010 By Wallin & Klarich

Anyone who has been charged with possession of drug paraphernalia, under California Health and Safety Code Section 11364, should be prepared to retain an experienced criminal defense attorney. An experienced criminal defense attorney will know how to examine all the circumstances surrounding your case to secure the most favorable result.

Section 11364 of the California Health and Safety Code governs the possession of drug paraphernalia in California, which is a serious crime. “Drug paraphernalia” is broadly defined as all equipment, products, or materials of any kind which are intended for use in planting, cultivating, growing, manufacturing, compounding, producing, processing, or otherwise introducing a controlled substance into the human body.

There are many different penalties for possession of drug paraphernalia. Some charges can result in a misdemeanor conviction and fine to one thousand dollars ($1,000), while others may also result in the loss of your business license.

An experienced Southern California drug paraphernalia possession attorney can help you defend the charges. The most common defense for a possession of drug paraphernalia charge is authorized possession for personal use. A person is allowed to possess paraphernalia if it has been prescribed by a licensed physician. Also, possession of instruments for smoking marijuana, without more, is not a crime in California.

For more information, go to and read our Possession of Drug Paraphernalia section. You will find invaluable information on the charges that you or a loved one may be facing, as well as the possible defenses.

At Wallin & Klarich, our criminal defense attorneys have over 30 years of experience defending those accused of possession of drug paraphernalia, and we are prepared to handle every aspect of your case. Our attorneys will examine the circumstances of your case in order to provide you with the best possible defense. Contact the experienced Southern California criminal defense attorneys at Wallin & Klarich today at 1-888-280-6839. We will be there when you call.

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