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Will A DUI or Misdemeanor Possession Charge Effect My FAFSA?

Posted by William Young | Aug 22, 2017 | 0 Comments

The ramifications that can be felt after being charged with a DUI or Misdemeanor Possession in Idaho can be far reaching. In many cases, you may not have even realized some of the difficulties that you could encounter based on these charges. Regaining control of your life or the life of a loved one can be a daunting task.

One of the unknowns you may face is the impact that a DUI charge or a misdemeanor possession could potentially have on your ability to receive financial aid from the government. To know if your FAFSA, or free application for federal student aid, will be impacted depends on the particular charge or charges that you are facing.

In most cases, a first offense misdemeanor DUI charge should not inhibit your ability to receive financial aid from the government or any higher education institution. However, a felony DUI or a DUI with aggravating circumstances may be a different story.

Drug offenses, like misdemeanor possession, will likely result in your inability to receive federal student aid. In fact, this is true of almost any drug conviction including possession, distribution, manufacturing, and delivery. This is why it is important to try and convince the prosecutor to reduce the charge to a non-drug charge, such as Possession Of Paraphernalia.

All DUI and drug charges are serious. You should always consult with an experienced local attorney for the best advice and representation. I am available 24/7 to discuss your case.

About the Author

William Young

Idaho Criminal Defense and Civil Litigation Attorney. Although I do a little bit of everything in my practice, I focus primarily on Criminal Defense and Civil Litigation. I am licensed to practice, and have a record of success, in both state and federal court.

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