College Students and Crime: Common Offenses

Our Seminole County Criminal Defense Attorneys Are on Your Side

The college experience often involves getting away from the watchful eye of parents, spending much more time with friends and often experimenting with new-found freedom.  With this new freedom comes a responsibility to respect the law, but, sometimes, college students make mistakes. If you have been accused or arrested, act quickly and hire a professional, seasoned Seminole County criminal defense lawyer from our team at The Law Office of David A. Webster, P.A. to begin building your defense. In the case of crime, a mistake can cost you your education. Criminal charges hold a different weight for college students because they not only affect your criminal record, they also affect the future of your education.

Call our firm at (407) 326-0650 to discuss your case. Your future depends on it.

Common Criminal Charges for College Students

Some crimes are more prevalent in school-age communities.  These include crimes that relate to partying, quite often when alcohol is involved.  Common charges include:

  • Disorderly Conduct: In the case of disorderly conduct, the prosecution will have to prove that you were acting as a public disturbance, which led to your arrest. If you are charged with disorderly conduct, our job as your defense team is to negotiate a favorable non-trial disposition that we hope will result in an expungement of your records.  This way, the charge will not have long-term effects.
  • DUI: With the availability of public transportation, ride services and taxis, it’s easy to avoid driving while intoxicated.  Unfortunately, it is not uncommon for new drivers who are away at college to make mistakes. If you are facing DUI charges, you must hire a knowledgeable DUI defense attorney to fight for you.
  • Underage Drinking: Florida legislature does not take underage drinking lightly and enforces harsh penalties for students convicted of the crime.  Not only are underage drinking offenses punishable with high fines, loss of license, and a permanent criminal record, but it is also a second-degree misdemeanor to possess, consume or offer alcohol o someone under 21. 
  • Drug Possession: Because of the connection between drug trafficking and Florida borders, drug charges are not taken lightly in Florida.  Drug possession is highly punishable and will affect your permanent records, while also risking your future education. 

Don’t Let a Mistake Ruin Your College Experience

Our team of Seminole County criminal defense attorneys can help you face your charges and protect your rights.  We are dedicated to providing students with compassionate, effective and aggressive defense because we understand the importance of an education for the future. If you are accused of a crime and are a college student, do not wait until it’s too late.  Let our team fight for you.

If you’ve been arrested or accused of a crime while in school, contact our team today. Call (407) 326-0650.

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