Drug charges can seriously affect your reputation, not to mention putting you at risk of conviction and a permanent mark on your record. Whether you are suspected of possession, distribution, manufacture or even prescription fraud, it is not a matter to be taken lightly. These charges can also affect your family, as they may also be investigated for any involvement in the alleged crimes. In Illinois, one couple has recently learned this the hard way.
Anyone can come under suspicion of involvement in criminal activities. You may have been in the wrong place at the wrong time, you may look like someone who was involved in a crime or you may simply be falsely accused by someone you are on bad terms with. However, being investigated and charged in relation to an alleged crime does not automatically mean you will be convicted, so it is important to focus on your defense. No matter the charge, you are considered innocent unless proven to be guilty.
Drunk driving charges can heavily impact your day-to-day life. Not only may those around you view you differently in the face of such charges, you may find yourself suspended from employment. Even if not, you could have your license revoked, potentially inhibiting your ability to get to work. Furthermore, your record may permanently be marked by a DUI conviction if you are unable to clear your name.
Firearm laws vary from state to state and, if you're not careful, it is easy to fall afoul of them. It is not only using weapons for violence or theft that can get you into trouble. Simply being in possession of an illegal firearm or possessing a gun in an illegal manner can result in serious charges, potentially leading to hefty fines and lengthy sentences. Furthermore, dealing firearms requires a federal license. Accusations of selling guns without a license can lead to a person facing potential jail time.