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A drug arrest does not have to limit your future

On Behalf of | Feb 11, 2020 | Criminal Defense

When it comes to criminal charges, particularly drug charges, most people wonder how it is going to impact them in the present. What are the current consequences? What some do not consider, however, is how that charge may impact their future. 

According to the New York Times, it does not matter what your criminal charges are when it comes to finding employment later. A criminal record can bar you from employment, housing and more. To make it worse, your criminal record does not only include felony charges and it does not omit dropped charges. For instance, if you have a charge of misdemeanor possession, it may still appear on your record. Likewise, not-guilty verdicts can also appear. 

If you have a criminal record or if you face criminal charges, you are not alone. In fact, there are at least 70 million Americans that have criminal records. This is a large percentage of Americans. Over half of these have dropped charges, misdemeanors or may be not guilty. One of the best ways to overcome this hurdle is to private the information. 

Drug charges have serious consequences, not only in the present but for your future. It does not matter if your drug charge holds a small sentence. One drug conviction can limit your education options, your financial aid eligibility, your employment prospects and even your home buying prospects. 

Fortunately, there are aggressive defenses that can help you secure your future. It does not matter if you are up against illegal possession, manufacturing or delivery. For more information on drug charges, visit our webpage.