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How a DUI at college could ruin your future

On Behalf of | Feb 11, 2021 | DUI

As a college student, you’ve probably been told by parents and grandparents about how you have your whole life ahead of you. It’s true that at such a young age, you have decades of opportunity ahead of you. However, you also have a responsibility to yourself to act in a way that will enable you to tap into these opportunities and not squander them.

Getting a criminal record as a college student is one way to seriously sabotage the years ahead. It could affect so many aspects of your life, including whether you will be able to continue in your studies or get employed. If you have been arrested on DUI charges as a student, it is important that you understand the seriousness of the repercussions so that you can take appropriate action to defend yourself.

Possible jail time

Being found guilty of driving while under the influence of alcohol or drugs is going to guarantee that your driver’s license is revoked for some time, and you’ll have to pay fines. You may even face jail time. Some college students may be expelled for the crime they committed, especially if it was involving the school, for example, if you were arrested when driving students back from a sports game.

Housing issues

When you get a criminal record, doing even the simplest of things can become difficult. For example, you may struggle to find housing to rent as a result of your criminal record.

Defending yourself

The profound implications of a criminal record mean that you should take swift action to aggressively defend yourself against a DUI charge. You may be able to show that you were subject to a wrongful arrest, or that the Breathalyzer test that was used was faulty.

Make sure that you waste no time and take action to defend your future if you have been arrested on DUI charges as a college student.

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