A conviction for even a misdemeanor drug offense can result in the
loss of your driver's license for a minimum of six months and as
much as five years with no
limited driving permit allowed.
Consider the following scenario. You are walking down the street
minding your own business. You are breaking no criminal laws other
than the fact that you have less than an ounce of marijuana in a bag
in your right front pocket. The police stop you because you fit the
general description of someone who just held up a local convenience
store. They frisk you for weapons and discover the marijuana. If you
end up convicted of the marijuana charge, you could lose your
Obviously, losing your license could impact your ability to work, go
to school or even go grocery shopping. If you are divorced and a
non-custodial parent, picking up your children for the weekend would
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