There are many charges that a person who is using drugs might face if they are pulled over during a traffic stop. One of these is a drug paraphernalia charge. You might think of this as a minor charge; however, you can still face serious penalties for it. Still, it is likely better to only be charged with paraphernalia than with actual drugs.
We know that you might be ready to get this case over and done with. There are several reasons for this. Maybe you have to miss work to go to your court hearings or maybe you want to know what the outcome is. It is imperative that you think carefully about your steps during the case. You need to do everything you can to protect your interests.
Just like any criminal case, a charge for paraphernalia comes with some risks. A conviction on this charge will be a mark on your criminal record. There is a chance that an employer might not be willing to hire you due to this. It might impact your ability to find a place to live if the landlord does a background check and finds this on yours.
You just never know how a criminal conviction might affect you in the future. Take the time to think about this instead of being so focused on getting the case over with. This might help you avoid making a mistake that might haunt you down the road. We are here to help evaluate the options that you have so you can plan your defense according to your needs.