The topic of a recent blog post was the impact that some criminal charges can have on your financial aid for college. Drug charges are particularly troublesome for financial aid. If you are facing drug possession charges, you need to think carefully about your defense options and how each can impact your case. This might help you minimize the impacts of the case.
Getting a higher education is something that many people desire. Others might want to go to a trade school to learn a trade. In both of these cases, federal student aid might help to make getting such an education possible. Many people can get it without too much difficulty, but for people who have a criminal conviction, getting any type of federal financial aid might prove to be a bit more challenging.
When people hear the term drug charges, they might not realize that there are various type of drug charges. Each type of charge has specific penalties that come along with them. There are even some points withing a specific drug charge that could impact the penalties a person faces.
The circumstances of drug charges varies greatly. Some people might face simple possession charges due to a drug addiction. Others might face drug sale charges for having larger amounts of drugs. In some instances, other charges like robbery might also be present because the person is addicted to drugs and is trying to do whatever it takes to get a fix. In all of these cases, the individual needs help.
The prevalence of drug usage these days has many people thinking that facing drug charges isn't a big deal. The fact of the matter is that even if the drug charges are misdemeanors, they are still a mark on your criminal record if you are convicted of the charge.
Many people who are addicted to drugs face a challenging road when they want to stop using them. Making the changes that are necessary to get off the drugs can be especially difficult when you don't have a good accountability and rehabilitation program.
The criminal justice system isn't always easy to understand. People who are suspected of committing crimes and those who have been charged might have some questions about what they have to do. These questions might include some about their rights and their options. It is imperative that you understand a few basic points, no matter where you are in the process.
When you watch television or movies, you might hear police officers accuse someone of resisting arrest when they are arresting them on drug charges. This might seem like it is a way for police officers to make life more difficult for someone who doesn't immediately respond like the officer wants them to. Some officers might take this course, but many officers don't want to accuse a person of resisting arrest until there is evidence that this is what was going on in a situation.
We recently discussed the penalties and options that you have when you are facing marijuana charges in Pennsylvania. This is something that can be life changing. Some people face these charges and decide that they are going to turn their life around right then. Other people just can't seem to shake the addiction. Throwing those people in prison likely isn't going to help.
There is a lot of debate nationwide about the status of marijuana. Just to be crystal clear, marijuana is still a controlled substance classified as a Schedule I drug, which means that it has no legally accepted benefits and is fully outlawed on a federal level.