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Drug charges come with many consequences

Drug charges can impact almost every area of your life, including your school, work and personal life. The exact consequences you face depend on the circumstances surrounding the situation where you are found to be in possession of drugs or using drugs and the activities you are involved in.

Students who are in high school and middle school can be tested for drugs randomly if they participate in extracurricular activities of a competitive nature, according to a United States Supreme Court ruling in 2002. This isn't meant as a way to punish student athletes, but instead, to discover when there is a problem, so it can be addressed.

Some people think that they can beat a drug test, but this isn't really possible. There are products that can mask specific drugs; however, the products themselves will likely be found, and you'd have to take another drug test. Some people don't realize that just because they fail a drug test doesn't mean that they are going to face criminal charges. It is certainly possible that they will, but it isn't a given.

Oftentimes, criminal charges come when you are caught with the drug on your person or in an area you control. This can come when they are left out in plain view, but they can also come from a search. In these cases, you have to ensure that your rights are upheld. There is a chance that something as simple as watching the video to see if anything is amiss.

If you are facing drug charges, you need to get started on your defense strategy right away. These cases are sometimes complex so having ample time to piece together a strategy is important.

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