Defending Misdemeanor Charges For Possession Of Drugs Or Drug Paraphernalia
A misdemeanor drug charge for the possession of illegal drugs or the possession of drug paraphernalia is not a little matter. Even though a misdemeanor charge is less serious than a felony, conviction can result in long-term consequences that you cannot foresee.
It is important not to take any criminal charges lightly. At Kirner & Boldt Co., L.P.A., our experienced attorneys will aggressively defend your rights and develop a strong defense strategy. Our goal is always to avoid conviction, not to cut a deal that could affect you later in life.
Understanding The Consequences Of Conviction
The damages on your life from a drug possession or paraphernalia charge can be far greater than any punishment you receive in court. Among the possible consequences of a conviction:
- You face hefty fines and court fees
- Your driver’s license could be suspended
- You run the risk of a stint in jail
- You will have a permanent criminal record
- You may lose entitlement to federally funded student loans
- You may have difficulty finding a job or housing
- You may lose a job you currently have
- You could be barred from some professional careers
- Your custody of your children could be at risk
These are the reasons that it is so important to mount an aggressive defense to any drug-related charge, including misdemeanor possession charge.
We Work With You To Build A Strong Defense
It is important to understand that no matter what the police or prosecutors tell you, there are always defenses available in a drug possession case. An experienced lawyer knows this.
It may be possible to show that the drugs or paraphernalia were not really yours. The police may have violated your rights during a search. The best defense is built after carefully reviewing the individual circumstances of your case. If this is your first offense, you may be eligible for a diversion program that would allow you to avoid a damaging conviction.
For a quick response from a lawyer when you are facing charges, call 440-884-4300. Our office is conveniently located just outside of Cleveland in North Royalton, Ohio, near Parma. We can also be reached online.