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How Drug Charges Can Impact Your Life

December 15th, 2017 by Brent de la Paz

It is no surprise that a drug charge has the potential to change the course of your life. From minor offenses to major crimes, being involved with drugs has the ability to impact your personal and professional lifestyles. Without proper representation, your drug charges may follow you and your family wherever you go; a sentence of its own. It is my hope that you seek the legal help you need to avoid letting drug charges potentially shape your life.

From Minor Offenses to Major Crimes

Over the past few years, there has been a significant increase in drug-related crimes and offenses. Depending on the severity of your drug charge, you could be facing a variety of consequences.

For minor and major offenses alike, you could face incarceration, court ordered rehabilitation, community service and fines. In some cases, you could receive more than one of these punishments. However, these punishments are only part of the impact.

A drug charge can remain on your record for the rest of your life, causing many complications along the way. Regular tasks like leasing an apartment or applying for a loan can become difficult and nearly impossible for a person with a criminal record.

Family relations can also become complicated if you are facing a serious drug charge. Such an offense can play a major role in affecting court decisions about the quality of your home-life and custody battles.

Finding the Right Attorney for You

Rather than try to fight the aftermath of a drug charge, it is better to try and avoid it in the first place. As an experienced criminal defense lawyer, I have an extensive history in prosecuting and winning drug cases. Common cases include: gang-related drug charges, possession, possession by a minor, sale or distribution of drugs, manufacturing of drugs, trafficking across state lines, and federal RICO defense. If you are facing any type of drug-related charge, contact me immediately. When your future is at stake, you need someone who is ready to battle and knows the terrain. Get in touch with me today.