What is considered a drug offense?
Most directly, it is a crime to use, possess, manufacture, or distribute drugs classified as having a potential for abuse (such as cocaine, heroin, morphine and amphetamines). Other offenses include cultivation, prescription fraud, and trafficking of drugs. A drug offense can be categorized as a misdemeanor or a felony. Varying from state to state, a misdemeanor could consist of a small fine, community service, drug counseling, or probation. A felony is a more serious offense which usually consists of a lengthy jail sentence, large fines, community service, mandatory drug counseling, and probation. Not to mention a mark on your record for life.
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What to expect from McCollum and Wilson?
When an individual is faced with these charges, positive results may seem impossible. At McCollum and Wilson, we know exactly what steps to take to protect your rights. We provide our client’s with the attention they need and deliver results. We are ready to stand by your side and get you through this.
Is this type of charge more severe for a college student?
Possibly. If you are currently in college and charged with a drug offense, the repercussions could be detrimentally worse for you. If convicted, continuing your education may be prevented and pursuing a particular career path could be impossible. Here at McCollum and Wilson, we understand the seriousness of these charges for a young adult, and we will build a strong case to get your life back on track.
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