Marijuana charges can carry certain side penalties that are far worse than the jail time or fines the judge may hand out at your trial. What you need to know about the collateral consequences of drug charges.

By March 21, 2014Uncategorized

Most of us know all too well that with a marijuana charge can come a fine, probation or even jail time.  But what you may not know is that if you have been charged with using  marijuana in North Carolina besides the direct penalties you could get, there are also side penalties that attach to such arrests.  In North Carolina those additional consequences can be worse than any actual punishments.  Some of the actions that can be imposed by the state:  You could lose everything from your student loans and welfare benefits to the right to live in public housing.  You could also lose your job or your professional license.crim thumb

Raleigh defense lawyer, Wiley Nickel is experienced in helping people who have drug related offenses.  He urges anyone with a marijuana charge to find out the full range of possible consequences and to take action.  “When someone has a marijuana charge it is entirely possible for that one charge can seriously injure his or her job prospects for life.”  The Raleigh criminal lawyer can help find the best possible outcome.  Attorney Wiley Nickel has a deep understanding of North Carolina’s laws and the collateral consequences of marijuana charges and possession of drug paraphernalia charges.

Its bad enough to face the direct consequences of a drug charge but to lose your ability to earn a living or have access to housing makes such a conviction many times worse.  So if you have been arrested on a marijuana or drug charge in North Carolina, be sure to call Wake County defense attorney Wiley Nickel at 919-585-1486 to help you today.  Our office is located in Cary, NC and we handle drug cases in the Raleigh area.

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