Jasper, IN asked in Criminal Law for Indiana

Q: What are the possible outcomes for a first time offense of a charge for paraphernalia and possession?

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Mike Cunningham
Mike Cunningham
  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Brookville, IN
  • Licensed in Indiana

A: Generally speaking, if you do not have a prior unrelated conviction for possession of paraphernalia, the charge is a Class C Misdemeanor, which carries a potential penalty of up to 60 days in jail (or up to one year on probation).

The possession question depends upon the substance allegedly possessed and how much was allegedly possessed, so I cannot answer that question.

The possible outcomes depend upon a lot of different factors, including the evidence the State has against you, how it was obtained, whether the State can prove their case beyond a reasonable doubt, your criminal history (or lack thereof), other mitigating factors, and a host of other practical considerations.

Therefore, it's important that you speak with a criminal defense attorney to discuss the facts of your case so that he/she can walk you through your next steps and ensure your rights are protected.

Good luck!

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