A drug charge is a serious offense that can have severe consequences ranging from large fines to jail time. Having a narcotics offense on your criminal record can have lasting effects on one’s life. A criminal record involving a drug crime can affect the ability to gain or retain employment. It can also affect the prospect of admission into college or the ability to receive a scholarship. In regards to immigration, drug offenses can influence one’s chance at obtaining citizenship and can even result in deportation. Having experienced legal representation is vital to provide you with the defense you need to protect your rights and your future.
There are several types of drug crimes one can be charged with. Some of the most common drug offenses include:
- Possession of drugs or drug paraphernalia
- Possession of a controlled substance
- Drug trafficking
- Prescription fraud
- Driving Under the Influence of Drugs (DUID)
- Federal drug charges
- Intent to distribute
- School zone drug violations
The punishments and penalties for drug crimes can vary widely, but any drug charge should be taken seriously.
If you have been accused of a drug crime, the Bourassa Law Group can help. Our drug crime attorneys will work diligently to protect your rights and get your charges dropped or reduced.