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Consider the consequences of a drunk driving conviction

When you are pulled over for the suspicion of drunk driving, the police officer who stopped you will go through several things to determine what to do. You might be asked to take a field sobriety test or to take a test to determine your blood alcohol concentration. As these things are happening, you need to make a mental note of everything that is going on. Even though you are being accused of breaking the law, you still have rights.

A criminal conviction can affect college financial aid

Whether you just graduated high school and are getting ready to head off to college in the fall or you have been working toward your college degree for some time now, a criminal conviction can mess up your education plans. Did you know that, if convicted of a crime, you may become ineligible to receive financial aid? As most people require some sort of monetary assistance while in pursuit of a degree, this may kill your college dreams.

Homicide charges may be answered with a self-defense claim

Taking another human's life is something that most people hope they never have to do. When you are facing a difficult decision of how to best protect yourself, you might not have a choice. If your life is in danger, you will do what it takes to save your own life. Even in this case, there is a chance that you might face a homicide charge.

Types of drug charges vary based on circumstances

People who use or sell drugs have a variety of criminal charges that they could face in connection with those activities. It is necessary to think carefully about these matters if you are involved in drug activities since there is a chance that you will eventually find yourself in court over them. These charges can be very serious and might mean that your life will change greatly.

DUI charges can negatively impact your life before a conviction

Facing a drunk driving charge is going to impact every area of your life, even if you aren't convicted of it. The mere mention of a DUI to an employer can mean that you lose your job because the employer might not allow any type of negative mark on a driving record or that they don't need the business to suffer because of the amount of time you will have to take off work to deal with the case. We know that this is a hard thing to think about, but you should carefully plan to address these types of issues.

Marijuana charges may lead to drug court participation

Some people consider drug charges related to marijuana minor; however, a conviction on these charges can have a significant impact on your life. There are a few ways that you can address these, but each one has to be considered carefully because they all serve different purposes.

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