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Special concerns for college students facing criminal charges

| Sep 5, 2020 | Criminal Defense |

College students do not always make the best decisions, and sometimes, those bad decisions can lead to legal troubles. Since students are no longer minors, it becomes a scary situation quickly.

Facing adult charges for adult crimes can derail a student’s dreams, but at Hathaway Sprague Law, P.A., we work to help college students accused of crimes to understand their situation and approach it properly. We feel it is important that they understand certain points about facing criminal charges.

Impacts on future career

One thing college students should keep in mind is that some criminal charges could have a negative impact on their future career options. For example, a student going into any field that requires licensing may face issues securing a license due to some charges.

Financial aid

Drug charges of any kind can make a student ineligible for federal financial aid. In addition, having a criminal record could make it more difficult to secure other types of aids, such as scholarships and grants.

Athletic eligibility

A criminal charge may also take away a student’s ability to play athletics. This could also impact his or her scholarships for sports. It may make it more difficult to return to the sport in the future. For those with professional ambitions, it would stop this from happening at all. If a player does not play, then scouts cannot see his or her abilities. It lowers the chances of a scout recruiting that student.

To find out more about criminal defense and the specific legal concerns college students may have, please visit our website.