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How to handle drug charges

On Behalf of | Oct 26, 2017 | Criminal Defense

Students in Virginia like you have a lot on the line when it comes to being charged with drug-related crimes. With Mark B. Arthur PC, we work to help you protect your image and preserve your prospects for the future by fighting against the drug charges that have been made against you.

The first thing to understand is that drug charges can potentially be categorized as a misdemeanor, which is a lesser charge. However, there are some drug-related crimes that can be categorized as felonies instead. Even as a college student, a felony on your record can have a huge, lasting impact on you. Not only can it result in expulsion in some cases, but it can also lead to you having difficulties applying for other colleges in the future. It can even impact your job opportunities, making it harder for you to become employed post-graduation.

If convicted of a drug-related crime, you could also be facing more than just fines and fees. Many drug charges include the possibility of jail time if you’re convicted. Having to stop attending college because you’ve been sent to jail may have a catastrophic effect on your academic success. It can even impact your scholastic endeavors long after your sentence has ended.

The way that you handle potential drug charges today will have a lasting impact on your future, both immediate and distant. If you want more information to use in your fight to protect yourself in court, take a look at our web page. We can provide what you need to be able to tackle your court date confidently.


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