Hello. With the stakes so high, you truly need private attorney help all through this matter. You ought not post the details of this matter on a public website; your statements may be used against you. Regarding legal help, some attorneys, myself included, will confer with you initially for free, at no charge. If you need further legal assistance, some attorneys, myself included, will provide you with a reduced fee for need. All the best.
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Given the facts you described it may be possible to beat the paraphernalia charge. Often prosecutors will attempt to say that paraphernalia found in a vehicle belongs to the driver. However, here there are some facts that would rebut that. I highly suggest that you hire an attorney if you are serious about beating the charge. You can't do it on your own. Best of luck.
You may have a way to fight this charge. There are a couple of issues that are not real clear but may be ways to beat the case. First, why did the officer approach your SUV and why did he search it? Second, prosecutors typically place drugs or pipes in the car owner or driver's possession because they are in control of the vehicle, but sometimes will forgo that if the owner of the drugs or pipe is revealed and will admit to it, but that is not always the case. I suggest you contact a criminal defense attorney in your area to discuss the charge and also do not comment online about the case anymore or talk to friends or police about it until it is resolved.