The possession of drug paraphernalia is a misdemeanor in Florida. This offense involves having some form of object characteristic of or associated with drug use or distribution, including pipes, scales, syringes, bongs, water pipes, etc.
Possession of drug paraphernalia is most often charged in connection with drug possession charges.
In order to convict one of possession of drug paraphernalia, the prosecution will need to prove possession of the object or objects was with the intention of committing an unlawful act: drug use. The following factors will be assessed:
Any statements made about the object.
The proximity of the object to any controlled substance.
Any residue of a controlled substance in or on the object.
Since 1988, Bradley M. Collins, P.A. has mounted aggressive and successful defenses to possession of drug paraphernalia charges.