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Stephen Wolfe Aug. 16, 2019

In recent years, more and more people have found themselves impacted by prescription drug addiction, whether it's a family member, friend, or even themselves who have been affected. These drug charges are far more common than people think, but can have long-lasting and far-reaching impacts well after conviction. These are just a few ways that drug charges have been proven to change your future opportunities, making it more important than ever to have a respected law firm representing you.

Collateral Sanctions

Regardless of whether you pay a fine or serve time in prison, your conviction can cause issues for your future career, housing prospects, and more. People in Ohio with criminal records face nearly 900 barriers known as “collateral sanctions” in state laws that restrict their employment, housing, family involvement and other rights and privileges, with most directly affecting their ability to work. Regardless of the circumstances involving your charges, many employers will exclude candidates for job opportunities on the basis of a criminal record.

Future Medical Care

For those charged with drug offenses, particularly in the case of prescription medications, a criminal record could possibly impact certain types of medical care. Medications can't always be used in conjunction with one another, so a criminal charge or history of use of a particular drug might impact what prescription medications you're given access to later on when seeking treatment. While drug possession shouldn't keep you from getting treatment altogether, it could have effects on the type of treatment you receive.

Social Consequences

Even if your housing situations, medical treatments, and career opportunities are somehow untouched by a drug possession charge, the situation is almost sure to impact your social life. Drug charges carry a stigma that can impact how others, even loved ones, see you and your choices. Avoiding drug charges altogether is healthier for your social life and overall future prospects.

Drug charges come with a massive cost for your future, impacting everything from your housing, to your careers, to even your social life. For more information on drug possession charges and what you can do about them, contact Wolfe Law Group today.