ROBERT HAMBRICK Clearwater Criminal Defense Attorney | ROBERT HAMBRICK
In Florida the cocaine residue will be treated as a felony cocaine possession charge while the paraphernalia charge is of little consequence. You need to immediately contact an attorney to look at your case to see if there is any way to have the charges dismissed or reduced so that this will not ruin your life.
Answer Applies to: Florida
Timothy J. Thill P.C. | Timothy J. Thill
Anything is possible, from probation to prison time, in Illinois, up to 3 years. However, with your clean background, you will probably get some form of probation. In Illinois, there is an excellent chance you will get drug court of a special expungeable probation, which can be erased later from your record.
Answer Applies to: Illinois
Chambers Law Firm | Dan E. Chambers
Possession of paraphernalia is a violation of Health and Safety Code section 11364, a misdemeanor, punishable by up to 6 months in jail and a fine of not more than $1,000. Depending on your prior record, you may be eligible for diversion. You need to consult an attorney many of us on LawQA provide a free consultation.
Answer Applies to: California
Catchick Law, PC | Matt Catchick
If you are charged with Possession of Narcotics Paraphernalia, and not Possession of Cocaine, you can likely plea under the statute MCL 771.1, which is generally referred to an as "under advisement" plea. Then, if you successfully complete all the terms and conditions of your probation, the case is dismissed at the end and is not considered a criminal conviction for job application purposes.
Answer Applies to: Michigan