How can convictions for a drug charge affect you?

On Behalf of | Jul 12, 2019 | drug charges

In Missouri, crimes related to drugs are taken very seriously. Due to the harsh nature with which these crimes are treated and handled, you may find yourself dealing with severe consequences if you are charged and convicted. Today, we at the Law Offices of Dee Wampler & Joseph Passanise, will discuss some of the potential impacts a conviction may have on your life.

You can be affected in both the short and long term. In the short term, you may be dealing with jail sentences, fines, and fees. You may also be required to attend rehabilitation programs. Some people are required to do community service-style programs. If you were caught driving under the influence, you may also have your license revoked or suspended.

Unfortunately, life may not get back on track quickly after the short term effects have faded, either. The long term effects of a drug conviction can follow a person for years after the incident leading to your arrest. You may lose your current job, and having a conviction on your record can make it harder for you to find a new one. Employers can choose not to hire you because of this conviction. Likewise, landlords can choose not to allow you to rent.

If you find yourself facing drug charges of any kind, consider contacting an attorney who will be able to help you through the court case that will follow. You may also benefit from taking a look at our web page on drug charges to start, which may give you a better foundation for the coming case.