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Other consequences associated with drug trafficking charges

On our blog, we have gone into detail on some of the consequences that people may face when they are charged with drug trafficking, from issues related to one's college education to the loss of a job. However, there are many other ways in which those charged with this offense may have their lives upended and we will look into some in this blog post. For people in Phoenix, and across all of Arizona, it is crucial to know which options are on the table when these charges arise.

Facing drug possession charges as a minor

When someone is charged with drug possession, their life may be flipped upside down in all sorts of ways, as we have discussed on this blog. However, there are certain challenges that are unique to certain age groups and people in certain positions. For example, a young person who is charged with drug possession may face problems with their family members once they find out about the charges. Moreover, other difficulties could arise down the road, such as problems for those who are thinking about attending college and taking out student loans to fund their education.

Know what to expect at an Arizona DUI checkpoint

Let's say you're driving on an Arizona roadway when, suddenly, you notice flashing police car lights up ahead. You first assume there must have been an accident but soon realize that doesn't seem to be the case. You notice a long line of cars and police officers approaching people's driver side windows. You've heard of DUI checkpoints in the past but have never encountered one, until now. You immediately grow nervous because you had a glass of wine an hour or so earlier while dining out with friends.  

DUI charges as a motorcyclist

When some people envision someone being pulled over for drunk driving, they may picture someone driving a passenger vehicle such as a car or pickup truck. In fact, some people may not even realize that the same drunk driving laws apply to motorcyclists as well. It is important to keep in mind that many motorcyclists have been charged with driving under the influence and the consequences of these allegations can be very damaging. Moreover, there are a number of things that motorcyclists should take into consideration if they are accused of driving under the influence.

When you are apprehended over a violent crime

From domestic violence to robbery, assault and resisting arrest, there are a number of violent crimes that people are taken into custody for. If you are apprehended over these allegations, it is extremely important to make sure that you handle this difficult situation correctly. There may be much at stake, including your entire future, and it is crucial to take the right steps during this time. Our law firm knows that being arrested for a violent crime can be especially difficult for numerous reasons, but the way a person handles this ordeal could significantly affect their life.

Losing your job over drug trafficking charges

Several months ago, our law firm published a piece highlighting some of the challenges that students and prospective students face when they are charged with a drug-related offense, such as losing financial aid eligibility. Drug trafficking charges are very serious and can shatter a person's life in many other ways as well. Aside from limiting access to education, you may have to spend a considerable amount of time in prison, pay steep financial penalties or lose your job. These consequences may continue to present challenges in your life years down the road and handling these charges appropriately is extremely important.

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