Drug Possession & Sales FAQs

Are the penalties for all illegal drugs the same?

No. Penalties for drug crimes vary depending upon the drugs involved. Illegal substances are broken down into different classifications, which determine how they are handled by the law. Crimes involving heroin and cocaine, for example, receive different penalties than those involving marijuana.

Can I be charged with possessing drug paraphernalia for legal household items?

Yes. Certain everyday household items can be used as drug paraphernalia, so you can be charged with possession. However, the prosecution will have to prove that the items in question were used for illegal drug consumption.

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