As a college student, you have a lot riding on the line if you get a DUI conviction. Even if it is a first time offense, the repercussions may surprise you. Not only could your DUI impact your short term ability to attend college. It could also affect your life after you graduate.
It is crucial for you to understand this exact potential impact. That way, you can work to protect yourself from conviction in court.
Losing financial support
The College Investor discusses how your time in college might change due to drunk driving charges. First, your attendance might end. It is possible for a college board to expel a student over DUI convictions. But this is rare and does not happen often unless other severe crimes connect to it, such as a fatality. However, a college can still end their financial support. They can end scholarships and retract financial awards. They can even prevent you from using on-campus housing. These consecutive hits to your wallet might end your ability to afford attendance.
Not to mention a DUI on record can prevent you from attending certain classes or landing internships. Many fields of work do not hire people with DUIs on record. This includes government positions, many teaching positions and most jobs that work with children. Naturally, it also includes any job that requires a commercial driver’s license.
To prevent these doors from closing, you must act quickly. Consider contacting a legal professional who can help guide you through the process. You will need their support as your case goes to court.