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Lee Ciccarelli

Lee Ciccarelli

Lee Ciccarelli is the founder and managing partner of Ciccarelli Law Offices with over two decades experience as a practicing attorney.

Joshua Tebay

Joshua Tebay

Joshua Tebay is an experienced attorney and former prosecutor licensed to practice in both Pennsylvania and New Jersey.

Michael E. Houghton

Michael E. Houghton

Michael E. Houghton brings both passion and enthusiasm to criminal defense through his extensive knowledge and experience.

Timothy Kraeer

Timothy Kraeer

Timothy Kraeer is a highly experienced traffic attorney who handles related criminal and civil matters across the state.

Ann DelCollo

Ann DelCollo

Since 1992, Ann has been advocating for her clients both in and out of tough courtrooms of Philadelphia, which has cultivated her craft.

David Strenfel

David Strenfel

David Strenfel is a highly experienced attorney who focuses on trial advocacy, constitutional law, and criminal defense.

Jonathon Luff

Jonathon Luff

Jonathon Luff has successfully represented countless clients and gain freedom for many wrongfully accused individuals.

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Our Locations
Primary Location
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304 North High Street West Chester, PA 19380
Secondary Locations

These locations are available by appointment only

B
1515 Market St., #200 Philadelphia, PA 19102
C
135 East State St. Kennett Square, PA 19380
D
600 West Germantown Pike Plymouth Meeting, PA 19462
E
1489 Baltimore Pike Ste 221 Springfield, PA 19064
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101 Lindenwood Dr, Ste 225 Malvern, PA 19355
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150 N. Radnor Chester Rd Ste. F200, Radnor, PA 19087
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313 West Liberty St., Ste 341 Lancaster, PA 17603
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Our firm provides excellent services at reasonable fees and accepts a variety of payment methods, including most major credit card providers.

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Avvo Top Attorney Criminal Defense

Possession of Drug Paraphernalia

Many people believe that an object is not considered drug paraphernalia until it has been used in conjunction with drugs. Another common belief is that you can’t face charges for having drug related objects if the objects aren’t accompanied by any drugs. However, neither belief is true. For example, if an individual is found with a bong, whether it has been used or not, he or she can be charged with possession of drug paraphernalia.

Understanding laws and regulations is the best way to stay out of trouble and maintain your freedom. For individuals who have been arrested for possession of drug paraphernalia, it is not too late to start gaining knowledge on the laws regarding your alleged offense. Consult with a knowledgeable drug crimes defense lawyer who can provide you with valuable legal information, that will help you throughout the legal process.

Possession of Drug Paraphernalia Defense Lawyer in Chester County

If you are facing charges for possession of drug paraphernalia in Exton, Norristown, Willow Street, Southeastern Pennsylvania, Downingtown, Coatesville, Media, Coatesville and the surrounding areas, contact Ciccarelli Law Offices.  In order to have the best chase of avoiding the penalties associated with your alleged offense, it would be best hire the team of defense attorneys at Ciccarelli Law Offices. These devoted attorneys will work tirelessly to ensure that your case gets the specialized attention it deserves.

The attorneys at Ciccarelli Law Offices are dedicated to fighting to protect the rights and freedom of their clients. Call us today at (610) 719-3200 to set up a consultation on your possession of drug paraphernalia charges.


Drug Paraphernalia Information for Pennsylvania


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Possession of Drug Paraphernalia Charges

In Pennsylvania, it is illegal to be in possession of drug paraphernalia. Under Pennsylvania law, there are two types of possession that can result in criminal charges. If an individual has the paraphernalia in his or her hand, pocket, or on their body in any other way, they are said to be in “actual” possession. An individual is in “constructive” possession if the object in question is in close proximity to the individual, he or she is aware of its presence, and has the ability and intent to take control of it.

Drug paraphernalia is defined as any equipment, product, or object that is used or intended to be used for the purpose of:

  • Compounding
  • Testing
  • Preparing
  • Analyzing
  • Packaging
  • Containing
  • Injecting
  • Inhaling
  • Planting
  • Cultivating
  • Manufacturing or
  • Otherwise producing or using illegal controlled substances.

Items that are commonly used or considered as drug paraphernalia include scales, bongs, needles, syringes, water pipes, manufacturing kits, rolling papers, razors, plastic bags, and other household objects.

Drugs commonly used in conjunction with drug paraphernalia include:

  • Cocaine
  • Marijuana
  • LSD
  • Acid
  • Methamphetamine
  • Codeine
  • Heroin
  • Opium
  • Opiates
  • PCP
  • Mushrooms
  • Hydrocodone
  • Amphetamines

If drug paraphernalia is found within a close vicinity to any of the drugs mentioned above, it will usually result in charges for possession of drug paraphernalia, along with illegal possession of a controlled substance. Sometimes, officers will find drugs and mistake household objects for drug paraphernalia, resulting in an unnecessary charge. A drug defense lawyer may be able to argue in your favor to have your charges dismissed or reduced.


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Penalties for Possession of Drug Paraphernalia in Pennsylvania

Individuals who are convicted of possession of drug paraphernalia can be sentenced to up to a year in prison, and/or be forced to pay a fine of up to $2,500.

If an individual is convicted of providing drug paraphernalia to someone who is less than 18 years old, and at least three years younger than the alleged offender, he or she can be face up to two years behind bars, and/or up to $5,000 in fines.


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Passionately Fighting for Your Freedom

For individuals facing charges for possession of drug paraphernalia, it is important to take an aggressive approach in defending yourself against these charges. The attorneys at Ciccarelli Law Offices passionately serve clients in Chester County, Montgomery County, Lancaster County, and Delaware County who are facing drug paraphernalia charges. We will assign a team of defense lawyers to your case, which will allow us to attack the prosecution’s case from many different angles.

With offices located in Malvern, Radnor, King of Prussia, Springfield, Plymouth Meeting, Philadelphia, Kennett Square, Lancaster, and West Chester, Ciccarelli Law Offices is able represent clients throughout the greater Philadelphia Region, call us today at (610) 719-3200 and let us fight for you.

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