Consider Your Options
Let's say you're a college student or young professional charged with a misdemeanor drug possession and you have your whole future ahead of you. You may know that you will be subject to background checks for certifications and/or professional licenses in fields like medicine, finance and education (along with numerous others). Or you may still not yet know what your career path will be. In either event, the threat of having your future employment opportunities limited by the possibility of a background check should help motivate you to engage a skilled criminal defense attorney to help you fight for a better outcome.
If you are charged with a crime and are not a citizen, you may face additional problems in terms of your status or renewal. You might want to speak with an immigration attorney as well about the potential impact of any deal, even a violation like Disorderly Conduct. Although a violation shouldn't account to a "crime of moral turpitude," you should still look carefully into the ramifications of your circumstances.
Our law firm serves clients in Manhattan, Brooklyn, Bronx, Queens and Westchester County. Call us at 212.312.7129 or contact us online today to speak with our New York attorneys and former Manhattan prosecutors about misdemeanor drug crimes.
In depth information on drug crimes, statutes and laws is located on Saland Law's New York Criminal Lawyer Blog and its drug crime section.