Drug Paraphernalia 

Worcester Attorneys for Drug Paraphernalia Charges

Providing Criminal Defense Services in Massachusetts

Massachusetts has very strict laws about the sale of drug paraphernalia. The Worcester criminal defense lawyers at Murphy & Rudolf, LLP possess 50 years of experience and are well equipped to handle tough cases. Call our office at (508) 425-6330 for passionate legal defense today.

Definition of Drug Paraphernalia

The state of Massachusetts uses a very broad definition of what constitutes drug paraphernalia. It includes any device that can be used to plant, grow, manufacture, compound, produce, analyze, pack, store, contain, conceal, ingest, inhale, or inject any controlled substance. With a thorough knowledge of federal and state laws regarding drug paraphernalia, our Worcester criminal defense attorneys can provide diligent representation to help you seek a beneficial outcome.

Drug paraphernalia can include:

  • Bongs

  • Bowls


  • Pipes


  • Spoons


  • Plastic bags


  • Syringes

Many products often associated with marijuana, including ceramic or glass pipes, water pipes, and rolling papers, are used by tobacconists and are covered by Massachusetts drug paraphernalia laws. A wide variety of everyday items such as scales, sifters, balloons, envelopes, spoons and plastic zip-lock bags also fall under paraphernalia laws. Penalties for these charges include two years in jail and a fine between $500 and $5,000. If the paraphernalia is being sold to a minor, the prison term is increased to between three and five years.

Representation for Drug Paraphernalia Cases

In general, a charge of sale or intent to sell drug paraphernalia is only brought against an individual when the paraphernalia items are found in proximity to illicit drugs in quantities justifiably large enough to be considered what a dealer would carry. Charges may also be brought if the authorities discover a sale of either the drug or the paraphernalia. The Worcester criminal defense lawyers at Murphy & Rudolf, LLP can investigate the incident and try to get the charges dropped or seek a lesser penalty.

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Murphy & Rudolf LLP handles a wide range of legal issues, including criminal defense matters to complex civil litigation cases. No matter what your case involves, we understand you may be concerned about your future, rights, and interests. Our team of Worcester lawyers do all the investigatory work needed to help leverage your case into a favorable position. We fight tirelessly to secure a positive outcome with the results you need.  

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