College Students Arrested for DUI
For many students living on campus can be both stressful and liberating.
College students spend a majority of their time attending classes, working
on homework assignments, attending extracurricular events and working
part-time jobs. With the stress of so many responsibilities, along with
their newfound freedoms, many college students surrender to the college
culture of binge drinking and partying.
While these parties may be fun, they place college students at a significantly
higher rate of drinking and driving due to their almost unlimited amount
of booze. So you drank a bit that night, but you justified getting behind
the wheel by the fact that you also ate some food, and you waited an hour
or so before driving. Still, when police pulled you over on suspected
DUI you failed the field sobriety tests, and now you’ve been charged
with a DUI. You may be wondering, how will the affect my college life?
In this blog
Ventura DUI attorney,
Jarrod M. Wilfert discusses the consequences college students face after a DUI arrest.
DUI Under 21 Years Old
California has a zero tolerance policy regarding minors driving under the
influence of alcohol. This means if you are
under the age of 21 and you are pulled over with a blood-alcohol content level of .01% or
above, you could be charged with DUI. Students under the age of 21 also
face harsher Admin Per Se penalties. Admin Per Se penalties occur when
a police officer takes your license if you fail or refuse to take any
chemical tests. Those under 21 arrested on suspicion of DUI can have their
licenses suspended for one year. In addition to harsher Admin Per Se penalties,
you face higher fines and stricter DUI programs.
College Substance Abuse Policy
Many colleges have substance abuse policies that require disciplinary action
should a student be convicted of driving while under the influence. These
disciplinary actions could include loss of privileges and exclusion from
activities, warnings, suspension or dismissal. In addition to school policies,
many financial aid programs, loans, grants and scholarships, require students
to report their arrest or conviction within five business days for review.
In some cases, students have lost their financial aid after being convicted of a DUI.
If you are a student at UCSB, CSCI, CLU or any nearby Ventura college,
and you have been arrested for DUI, your future depends on you taking
these charges seriously. At
The Law Offices of Jarrod M. Wilfert, we understand the stakes are high, and your educational future depends
on this case. As a team of former police officers, our team possesses
the legal experience and comprehension of the law you need to ensure your
rights are protected.
Contact our Ventura DUI attorney today to schedule a free consultation.