As a former prosecutor I can tell you that if you, or your child, is charged with a drug related crime you need to immediately retain the services of a criminal lawyer to protect them from the charges and consequences of a conviction. It is true that some of these charges might appear to be nothing more than a traffic ticket on their face, but a no contest plea can have lasting consequences.
For instance, a minor misdemeanor possession of marijuana can trigger a complete loss of all federal financial aid. That concept completely boggles the minds of most reasonable people – something as simple as possession of a gram of marijuana can result in a massive civil penalty.
There are, of course, other types of drug crimes that trigger the loss of financial aid that might not be obvious. For these reasons if you, or your child, has been arrested for drug related crimes you need to reach out and contact a criminal lawyer right away. There are other penalties that should concern you – possible jail time, loss of driver’s license – but the purpose of this article is to advise you of the potential for losing a fortune in financial aid.
If you are serious about defending yourself in the Cleveland, Ohio area, call me at (440) 709-8088!