College DUI in Palm Beach
Academic Consequences of a DUI
An arrest for driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs poses the
threat of harsh consequences for people from all walks of life, including
college students. As such, students who are charged with
DUI need to consider the possible negative effects that an arrest could have
on their academic careers. When the university learns about the situation,
the student could be at risk of losing a scholarship or financial aid;
they could even be suspended or expelled, depending on the school policies
and the student code of conduct. Some universities might also use DUI
charges to deny a prospective student admission to the school. Even if
you are allowed to complete your degree, you might find that having a
conviction on your record bars you from eligibility for professional licensure
or prevents you from finding suitable employment.
Defending Your Rights in Palm Beach, FL
When you come to Parks & Braxton, PA, for help, you can have confidence
in our ability to take on the charges you face. Our attorneys share over
45 years of combined experience, and we are frequently called upon to
deliver lectures at seminars on the subject of DUI defense. We have a
track record that includes winning thousands of cases for people from
all walks of life, and we know how to get the results that you need. A
Palm Beach DUI lawyer from our firm can represent your case whether you have been arrested while
attending an institution of higher education in the Palm Beach are, or
you are facing
out of state DUI charges after an arrest while visiting the area on Spring Break.
DUI Penalties for College Students
Students under the age of 21 can be subjected to a six-month driver's
license suspension if they are caught with a blood alcohol concentration
as low as .02, as compared to the legal limit of .08 for adult drivers.
In the event that you have been found with a .08 BAC, you could be charged
with a misdemeanor criminal offense and face penalties including a $1,000
fine and up to six months in jail, as well as fifty hours of community
service and the likelihood of dramatic insurance rate increases.