Possession of Drug Paraphernalia (PDP) Defense Lawyer in Wake County

Possession of Drug Paraphernalia (PDP) is a common charge in North Carolina. Usually PDP is charged in association with possession of drugs, but the two charges are not always given together. It is also often associated with other charges, such as possession of drugs or possession with intent to sell or distribute drugs. Drug paraphernalia is anything that is intended to use with an illegal substance. Possession of Drug Paraphernalia can be charged as a Class 1 Misdemeanor with maximum penalties including six months in jail.

The Law for PDP

Possession of Drug Paraphernalia is governed by North Carolina General Statute § 90-113.21 and states:


(a)    As used in this Article, “drug paraphernalia” means all equipment, products and materials of any kind that are used to facilitate, or intended or designed to facilitate, violations of the Controlled Substances Act, including planting, propagating, cultivating, growing, harvesting, manufacturing, compounding, converting, producing, processing, preparing, testing, analyzing, packaging, repackaging, storing, containing, and concealing controlled substances and injecting, ingesting, inhaling, or otherwise introducing controlled substances into the human body.

Elements of Possession of Drug Paraphernalia

A person guilty of this offense:

(1)    Knowingly

(2)    Uses or possesses with the intent to use

(3)    Drug paraphernalia

(4)    For any of the following purposes:

a.       To plant, propagate, cultivate, grow, harvest, manufacture, compound, convert, produce, process, prepare, test, analyze, package, repackage, store, contain, or conceal or

b.      To inject, ingest, inhale, or otherwise introduce into the body

(5)    A controlled substance that is unlawful to possess.

Contact a Raleigh Possession of Drug Paraphernalia Lawyer Today

Don’t plead guilty because you aren’t sure what to do or may be afraid of attorney costs. The Law Offices of Wiley Nickel can work out a payment plan to help get you the defense you deserve. Please call Wiley Nickel today for a free consultation at (919) 585-1486.  

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Wiley Nickel lives and works in Cary, North Carolina. In 1998, he graduated from Tulane University with a major in Political Science and a minor in History. After college Wiley went to work for Al Gore and travelled with the Vice President as part of his national advance staff. Following the Gore campaign he earned his law degree from the Pepperdine University School of Law in 2005. While in law school Wiley worked as a law clerk in the Ventura County District Attorney’s Office where he gained valuable criminal trial experience before taking and passing the California bar exam. His first job out of law school was for the Merced County District Attorney’s Office where he worked as a Deputy District Attorney with a focus on prosecuting DWI offenders. Wiley later joined the Law Offices of Joseph Uremovic where he focused on civil litigation and family law. When the opportunity came to join the Obama campaign in 2008 Wiley jumped at the chance. He spent three years travelling with President Obama as a member of his national advance team. In 2011 Wiley left his work for the White House to return to the practice of law. Wiley devotes the majority of his practice to the areas of criminal law, family law, traffic tickets and DMV issues. The Law Offices of Wiley Nickel was started with the goal of providing the best representation possible for all of his clients. Experienced, Compassionate, Aggressive Criminal Defense While defense attorney Wiley Nickel works as the primary attorney for all of his cases, he does have an associate attorney, a team of investigators, forensic consultants, and support staff to call on to help achieve the best possible result in every case. He limits his case load so that he can focus on providing the best possible legal defense to all of his clients. Every case is a top priority and the goal is to have your case dismissed with a focus on being able to expunge your charges at the end of the process. When he is not working, Wiley is an avid family man, distance runner and golfer. He loves North Carolina college sports and is hoping this is the year for Cam Newton and the Carolina Panthers. Wiley is licensed to practice law in North Carolina and California.