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College DUI

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 50 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.

Obtain Immediate Legal Help

To save your license, you must act within 10 days. Get in touch with our firm by calling 561.948.0880, or fill out the form here.

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