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Impact Of Criminal Offense On Your Education

If you are a student, being charged with a criminal offense can impact your ability to continue your education. You may face a disciplinary process as well as criminal prosecution. Both can have a significant impact on your future. Depending on the nature of your criminal charges, certain convictions could potentially mean that you lose access to your student housing, or even face jail time, which would obviously keep you from going to class. As a consequence of some convictions, you could even be barred from setting foot on campus or from having contact with certain other people on campus.

If charged with a crime, you will in many cases be taken into police custody where the bail commissioner will initially determine the conditions of your release.

If you are disciplined as a result of a criminal conviction, that disciplinary record can make going to a new school more difficult. While a nationwide effort is underway to make a criminal record less of a factor in admissions decisions, many schools still take into consideration a potential student's background in this way. In addition, procuring or keeping federal financial aid can be more difficult for students who have a criminal record; particularly those with drug or sex crimes convictions.

The aforementioned consequences underline the urgent need to seek the counsel of an experienced criminal defense attorney if you are a college student who has been charged with a criminal offense. With so much of your future at stake, you risk too much by neglecting this important task.

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