Getting arrested is scary, especially if you're worried about how it will affect your academic career. A DUI and drug possession lawyer from Baker & Slider will help you handle your situation. Our firm in Athens, GA will give you much-needed information, advice and support.
Not sure where to start? Read our frequently asked questions below.
Any arrest will be flagged by the Student Conduct Office.
Most graduate schools require you to divulge any criminal charges. While they may know about your arrest, it's much better to be able to tell them that your charges were reduced or dropped.
To an extent. Some parts of the Student Code of Conduct apply to all students; others don't.
Yes, all UGA students are subject to discipline by the university.
The Office of Student Conduct brings an allegation, while the review panel determines penalties.
If deemed guilty, you could be:
Our criminal defense lawyer is familiar with UGA's system and can advise you on your next steps and be present at the review panel hearing.
Your degree may be impacted if the review panel decides to suspend or expel you.
The University periodically checks for recent arrests to find out if any students were involved. They may or may not find out.
The university is far less likely to find out about your arrest if it occurs outside of Georgia. However, if they do, you'll still be subject to disciplinary action.
Yes, a code of conduct violation may be brought. However, an acquittal should help you in dealing with the office of student conduct.
Your criminal defense lawyer can't speak on your behalf during these hearings, but they can offer you advice before you answer any questions.
Any misconduct that results in an arrest, including a DUI, violates the Code of Student Conduct.
You can drink on campus if you are at a function where alcohol is being served. However, no drinking is allowed in the dorms, even if you are over the legal drinking age.
You may receive additional probation, suspension and have to complete community service and a drug and alcohol course.
If you're suspended for any length of time, your financial aid and scholarships will likely be affected. It's also possible for the HOPE Scholarship foundation to discover an arrest when the university hasn't. This would put you at risk of losing your scholarship.
You don't have to face this alone. Ask a knowledgeable DUI and drug possession lawyer any of your other questions. Our firm is located in Athens, GA.