Results 1 to 2 of 2
  1. #1

    Default Possession of Drug Paraphernalia in Missouri

    My question involves criminal law for the state of: Missouri

    Last night I got pulled over for failer to turn on my headlights and got a possession of drug paraphernalia ticket as I had a marijuana pipe in my car. This is my first time being caught and I'm afraid that I might lose my license. Can anyone tell me what might happen?

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Location
    Behind a Desk
    Posts
    72,969

    Default Re: Possession of Drug Paraphernalia in Missouri

    Your lawyer?

    I would be interested to know how they got from pulling you over for having your headlights off to finding drug paraphernalia. (Was it in "plain view" when they pulled you over or did they search? If it was a search, did you consent to the search? If not, what was their probable cause?) Those are things your lawyer might be able to use to try to challenge the traffic stop.

    Also, you need to find out if there are any programs for first offenders in your area that could allow you to avoid a conviction. That could depend upon your county, your age, the nature of the paraphernalia.... But if such an option is available, it's worth exploring.

    If you're convicted you're most likely looking at fines, probation with drug testing, and possibly community service. I don't see an automatic suspension for a paraphernalia charge, but (a) sometimes those provisions are hidden in other statutes, and (b) I don't know the exact charge that has been filed against you.

    1. Sponsored Links
       

Similar Threads

  1. Drug Possession: Possession of Marijuana and Paraphernalia in Missouri
    By MartinAdams in forum Criminal Charges
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 06-21-2010, 07:09 AM
  2. Paraphernalia: Unlawful Use of Drug Paraphernalia in Missouri
    By WildernessWoman in forum Criminal Charges
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 05-30-2010, 05:51 AM
  3. Paraphernalia: 2 Charges Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and 1 Charge of Possession of Marijuana
    By UUltimate in forum Criminal Charges
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 05-26-2009, 01:13 PM
  4. Paraphernalia: Possession of Paraphernalia in Missouri
    By madasian87 in forum Criminal Charges
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 07-10-2008, 03:07 PM
  5. Drug Possession: Drug Possession And Drug Paraphernalia In Connecticut
    By coquito in forum Criminal Charges
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 03-29-2008, 08:25 AM

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
 
Forum Sponsor
Criminal Defense Attorney
Protect your freedom. Consult a criminal defense lawyer for free.




Untitled Document