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Common College Crimes & What You Need to Know

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Common College Crimes & What You Need to Know

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When a young person who is attending a university is charged with a crime, there may be harsh penalties that are handed down both by the state and by the university.

Indeed, in addition to facing criminal penalties that can leave a student with a black mark on their permanent criminal record and result in mandatory community service, education classes, fines, and even jail or prison time, a student may also face repercussions from the university. In fact, even if criminal charges against the student are dropped or if the student is found innocent, a school may still choose to take disciplinary action against the student, including expulsion.

There is no question that disciplinary action against a student, criminal penalties, or both can have a severe effect on a young person’s life. These penalties may prevent a student from graduating, from gaining admittance to another school, and from securing a job in the future. This can be a shocking and scary reality for both the young person and their parents.

Common College Crimes

There are a number of crimes that are more likely to be committed by young people or are more common on college campuses. These crimes include but are not limited to:

  • Underage drinking;
  • Drinking and driving;
  • Public intoxication;
  • Drug use;
  • Burglary;
  • Motor vehicle theft; and
  • Rape, sexual assault, and assault.

This list is not inclusive; it is, of course, possible for a young person to be charged with any type of crime related to their activity on campus or not.

The Consequences of Criminal Charges While at UD

When a young person who is attending a university is charged with a crime, there may be harsh penalties that are handed down both by the state and by the university. Indeed, in addition to facing criminal penalties that can leave a student with a black mark on their permanent criminal record and result in mandatory community service, education classes, fines, and even jail or prison time, a student may also face repercussions from the university. In fact, even if criminal charges against the student are dropped or if the student is found innocent, a school may still choose to take disciplinary action against the student, including expulsion.

There is no question that disciplinary action against a student, criminal penalties, or both can have a severe effect on a young person’s life. These penalties may prevent a student from graduating, from gaining admittance to another school, and from securing a job in the future. This can be a shocking and scary reality for both the young person and their parents.

What to Do if Facing Criminal Charges

If you or your child has been charged with a crime while attending UD, or if anyone has alleged criminal or illicit activity, you need to take action quickly to hire an experienced attorney who has a history of defending young persons against charges.

Even something as minor as a minor in possession (of alcohol) charge can have a negative ripple effect on opportunities. At the law offices of The VanNoy Firm, our experienced Dayton criminal defense attorneys have the experience and competence that you can count on.

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