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Drug paraphernalia charges are classified as either a first, second, or fourth-degree misdemeanor.  Conviction of a state code drug paraphernalia charge will result in a mandatory driver’s license suspension, loss of eligibility of financial aid, and a possible jail sentence of either 30 (4th degree), 90 (2nd degree), or 180 (1st degree) days.

If you or your child has been charged with drug paraphernalia, contact the drug crime attorneys at Stiefvater Law, LLC to protect your license, financial aid, and to stay out of jail!

Ohio’s drug paraphernalia law is as follows:

No person shall knowingly use, or possess with purpose to use, drug paraphernalia.

No person shall knowingly sell, or possess or manufacture with purpose to sell, drug paraphernalia, if the person knows or reasonably should know that the equipment, product, or material will be used as drug paraphernalia.

No person shall place an advertisement in any newspaper, magazine, handbill, or other publication that is published and printed and circulates primarily within this state, if the person know that the purpose of the advertisement is to promote the illegal sale in this state of the equipment, product, or material that the offender intended or designed for use as drug paraphernalia.

(ORC 2925.14)

Common items viewed as drug paraphernalia are:

A scale or balance for weighing or measuring a controlled substance;

A blender, bowl, container, spoon, or mixing device for compounding a controlled substance;

A capsule, balloon, envelope, or container for packaging small quantities of a controlled substance;

A container or device for storing or concealing a controlled substance;

A hypodermic syringe;

Any object, instrument, or device for inhaling or ingesting marihuana, cocaine or any other controlled substance; such as – a pipe, water pipe, roach clip, cocaine spoon or vial, bong, etc.

Call drug crime attorney Robert Stiefvater to discuss your case and the effective defense to which you are entitled.

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Stiefvater Law, LLC has had the privilege to defend countless individuals.  Founding Attorney Robert Stiefvater practices throughout Ohio- Federal; including but not limited to the following jurisdictions- County: Ashtabula, Cuyahoga, Erie, Lake, Lorain, Medina, Portage, Stark, and Summit- the following Municipal: Bedford, Berea, Cleveland, Cleveland Heights, Euclid, Garfield Heights, Lakewood, Lyndhurst, Parma, Rocky River, Shaker Heights, Sandusky, Vermillion, Chardon, Mentor, Painesville, Willoughby, Avon Lake, Elyria, Lorain, Oberlin, Medina, Wadsworth, Canton, Massillon, Akron, and Stow- and the following Mayor’s Beachwood, Boston Heights,  Broadview Heights, Brook Park, Brooklyn, Chagrin Falls, Independence, Middleburg Heights, Newburgh Heights, North Royalton, Seven Hills, Strongsville, Avon, North Ridgeville, Brunswick, Boston Heights, Cuyahoga Falls, Fairlawn, Macedonia, and Northfield.

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