Possession of Drug Paraphernalia in Rockford, Illinois

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In Illinois, possession of drug paraphernalia is a criminal offense. You could be arrested if you are found in possession even if there were no drugs on your person at the time of arrest. At Schafer DeRango & Cain, LLP, our Rockford drug crime lawyer has extensive knowledge of Illinois drug laws. If you have been arrested for a possession of drug paraphernalia, we highly suggest you contact our firm today. A skilled lawyer from our firm can help protect your reputation and your rights.

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Illinois Criminal Code 720 ILCS 600 – Drug Paraphernalia Control Act

"Drug paraphernalia" means all equipment, products and materials of any kind, other than methamphetamine manufacturing materials as defined in Section 10 of the Methamphetamine Control and Community Protection Act, which are intended to be used unlawfully in planting, propagating, cultivating, growing, harvesting, manufacturing, compounding, converting, producing, processing, preparing, testing, analyzing, packaging, repackaging, storing, containing, concealing, injecting, ingesting, inhaling or otherwise introducing into the human body cannabis or a controlled substance in violation of the Cannabis Control Act, the Illinois Controlled Substances Act, or the Methamphetamine Control and Community Protection Act or a synthetic drug product or misbranded drug in violation of the Illinois Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act.

Drug Paraphernalia Items Include:

  • Pipes
  • Bongs
  • Grinders
  • Chillums
  • Cocaine spoons
  • Testing equipment for identifying controlled substances

Penalties for Possession of Drug Paraphernalia

If you are found in possession drug paraphernalia or an item you intended to use to inhale, ingest or introduce marijuana or any other illegal substance into your body, you could be charged with a Class A misdemeanor.

Class A misdemeanors could include the following penalties:

  • Fines up to $750
  • Up to 1 Year imprisonment
  • Probation up to 2 years

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