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The Real Consequences For College Students

If you are a college student charged with a crime, or the parent of a college student facing criminal charges, the stakes are high. At Spellman Law, P.C., we understand the consequences of a criminal conviction on current and future opportunities. In addition to jail time, steep monetary fines and a criminal record, there are additional consequences that may affect your future, including:

  • Financial aid eligibility
  • Admission to graduate school
  • Expulsion or suspension from school
  • Expulsion or suspension from a collegiate sport or activity
  • Delayed graduation due to missed school
  • Missed employment opportunities
  • Ineligibility for certain employment or licensure

Because the consequences are so steep, you need to have a strong advocate on your side throughout this process. An experienced attorney can advise you on the implications of certain strategies and approaches as the case progresses.

College Students Make Mistakes | We Are There For You

Still growing and figuring out adulthood, college students make mistakes. Consequences for college students can be harsh. However, it is important that the mistake not negatively affect the rest of their life. Some common charges against college students include drug charges such as drug possession, license revocation as part of an OWI/DUI and OWI/DUI — drunk driving. Our lawyers have the experience to assist you at every stage of the process.

Contact Our Firm To Find Out How To Fight Your Charges

We represent clients throughout central Iowa, often students who live in other states but attend college locally. Call us at our West Des Moines office at 800-214-8313 or send us an email to find out more about our experience.