Possession of Drug Paraphernalia is a Misdemeanor in Las Vegas, Nevada. Nevada Revised Statute “NRS” 453.554 defines drug paraphernalia as “all equipment, products and materials of any kind which are used, intended for use, or designed for use” to use, store, or manufacture drugs. Typical items which would subject you to a charge of Possession of Paraphernalia are, glass or metal pipes, bongs, roach clips, weighing devices, jars, tubes or vials in addition to many others. For example, if Charles used a straw to smoke crack or snort cocaine, he would be charged with Possession of Paraphernalia for possession of that straw because it was used to ingest the drug.
To be clear, simply possessing paraphernalia is a Misdemeanor charge in Las Vegas, which carries penalties of fines and jail up to six months. But, if you are charged with the sale of paraphernalia you will be charged with a felony and face prison. Las Vegas Criminal Defense Attorney Michael A. Troiano is experienced in defending his clients for a variety of drug charges, ranging from a first time possession of drugs and/or paraphernalia charge, to the most serious of Trafficking offenses. He will discuss all possible defenses on your Possession of Paraphernalia charge and work towards a dismissal.