Marijuana convictions can interfere with financial aid to students

Posted by Matt McLane | Nov 03, 2016 | 0 Comments

A Marijuana conviction will prevent students from receiving any financial aid for 1 year.  A subsequent conviction will prevent aid for two years.  Furthermore, if you get convicted of possession of Marijuana at a time you were receiving financial aid, you can be required to repay the student aid you received for that semester in full.  If you have any defenses available, you might get the charge amended to a Possession of Paraphernalia charge that does not trigger the penalties for marijuana possession.  The student will also be required to repay the current semester's aid if convicted for possession after having received the aid.  

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Matt McLane was born in Topeka, Kansas, and moved to Pittsburg, Kansas in 1980 where he attended middle school, high school and college. Upon graduation from PSU in 1992, Matt moved back to Topeka where he attended Washburn University law school. Upon graduation, he moved to Overland Park and worked in a small firm handling DUI and traffic cases. He opened the McLane Law Firm in April 2011 and has built his firm on a strong referral base and solid reputation.


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