If you are currently charged with drug paraphernalia possession in the state of Tennessee, contact The Issacs Law Firm to discuss your defense options. In Tennessee law, drug paraphernalia is defined as all equipment, products, and materials that are used or intended for use in planting, manufacturing, producing processing, injecting, inhaling, or otherwise introducing a controlled substance into the body.
There are three elements that must be proven in order to achieve a conviction in a drug paraphernalia case. They are as follows –
- That the defendant used or possessed with intent to use, drug paraphernalia to plant, cultivate, grow, harvest, manufacture, convert, produce, pack, store, contain or conceal a controlled substance; and
- The defendant used or possessed with intent to use drug paraphernalia to inject, ingest, inhale or otherwise introduce into the human body, a controlled substance; and
- The defendant acted either intentionally, knowingly or recklessly
When all of those conditions are met, the defendant is deemed to be guilty of possession of drug paraphernalia. Should just one of those three not be true in a given case, the finding should be not guilty.
Drug paraphernalia charges in Tennessee can be brought as either a felony or a misdemeanor depending on the specifics of the case. Regardless of what you have been charged with specifically, get in touch with Gregory P. Issacs today and start organizing your defense. We are happy to offer you a free consultation when you call us at 865-673-4953.