When a College Student Gets a DUI

Rhode Island is known for its prestigious universities. Students attending our schools are setting their life up for success. Unfortunately, when a college student gets a DUI, they put their future at risk. Students will face legal consequences, university penalties, and hindrances in their future career. To secure your future, it is crucial that you retain a skilled DUI Attorney. Attorney Chad F. Bank has over ten years of experience representing DUI defendants.

Legal Implications

When a college student gets a DUI, he faces severe legal penalties. To be convicted of a DUI you must satisfy one of two requirements. The first basis for conviction is that your driving was negatively influenced by the alcohol you consumed. The second basis for conviction is that you have a Blood Alcohol Content (BAC) over the legal limit. If you are under the age of 21, a BAC of .02 or more is all the government needs for a conviction. If you are at least 21, a BAC of .08 or higher can get you convicted.

The penalties you face depend on how high your BAC was and how many previous DUI charges you have.

Penalties may include:

  • License Suspension
  • Jail Time
  • Fines/Fees
  • Minatory Classes
  • Alcohol Treatment

University Implications

When a college student gets a DUI, he also faces university penalties. The police will usually notify your school; then it is up to the school to handle the situation.

Possible scholastic penalizations include:

  • Loss of Scholarships
  • Kicked Off Sports Teams
  • School Suspension
  • Expulsion

Everything you have worked so hard for can be instantly taken away. However, one mistake does not have to ruin your life. The right DUI attorney will help you fight DUI charges.

Future Career Implications

When a college student gets a DUI, the consequences don’t stop when you graduate. The conviction can drastically impact your future career. All charges go on your record, which future employers will view. Some careers will entirely exclude you, and many individual companies will be unwilling to hire you.

You worked hard in school to secure your future career. If you go into court without an attorney, all of that work might be in vain.

Free Consultation

When a college student gets a DUI, it is crucial that you hire an experienced DUI attorney who will thoroughly work your case. Attorney Chad F. Bank has the experience, skill, and motivation you want to defend your case. He will go through every step to formulate your best defense.

Call Chad at 401-200-6633 for a free consultation. Chad is available 24/7 because it is imperative that you do not talk to the police alone. Instead, let Chad protect your rights.