The college years are a time for young people to get an education, meet new friends and have fun. Unfortunately, sometimes this fun results in an illegal act and an arrest, leaving in question one's future. If this is the case for you or your family, speak with a dedicated Fort Collins college criminal defense lawyer at The Law Offices of Rachel A. Michael, LLC right away.
We provide compassionate guidance as you work through a difficult time, and leverage our insight and experience to protect you and your college career. We believe that one mistake shouldn't define you for the rest of your life - and we do whatever we can to help you secure a brighter future.
There's no denying it - college students have been known to make mistakes, and sometimes these mistakes have unintended legal consequences. The most common criminal charges associated with college students include the following:
Many Colorado colleges and universities have implemented strict alcohol and drug use policies. At Colorado State University, for instance, strict compliance with state and federal laws is upheld through the school's drug and alcohol policy.
Legal help may be necessary if your child commits a serious crime on school grounds, such as assault or battery. Generally, assault is any action that causes another person to fear being physically harmed, while battery involves making physical contact. Both are serious crimes, and a student found committing one or both crimes on campus might face expulsion or even more serious criminal penalties.
If your child is in college and has been found committing one of these crimes, don't rely on school officials to deliver less severe punishment. Seek dependable legal counsel to ensure your child stands the best chance at avoiding harsh penalties and keeping their permanent record clear.
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