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How a Drug Arrest affects a College Student
Criminal Law in Orlando and throughout Central Florida
Amid the pressure of academics and getting to know other students, it can be easy to get caught up in a situation involving drugs. As a college student, you may be concerned about how your arrest for a drug offense will be handled by your school, and how it will affect your future. Understandably, college is known to be that period of time where students will use drugs at parties and even for studying. Regardless, usage of illicit drugs is illegal and there may not be a casual "slap on the wrist" just because you are a college student participating in presumably typical college activities.
In Orlando, the drug defense lawyers at the Umansky Law Firm have extensive experience helping Florida college students resolve their drug arrests.
Consequences for College Drug Offenses
If your school finds out about your drug charges, they may penalize you for violating the Student Code of Conduct. Possible sanctions for a violation include:
- Loss of scholarships
- Loss of Pell grant, Stafford loan, work study, and other financial aid
- Loss of student housing
- Suspension from classes
Your future may also be affected. You may be passed up for certain jobs as soon as an employer learns of your conviction. If you are not a first-time offender, any repeat convictions can result in felony charges, which may affect both your ability to get certain jobs and to be admitted to graduate programs.
Possible Solutions to Your Drug Arrest
At the Umansky Law Firm, we represent college students who have been arrested for any kind of drug offense, including:
- Possession with intention to sell
By pursuing the best legal outcome for you, we may be able to help you avoid the harshest punishments from your school. If sealing and expungement of your drug offense is an option, your future career opportunities may not be affected by your arrest.
Anyone is capable of making a mistake – including college students, professionals, and parents – and we believe you deserve a second chance. Whether your arrest involved marijuana, cocaine, prescription drugs, base chemicals or another substance, we are prepared to fight for what is best for you, your academic career, and your future.
If you are a Florida college student who has been arrested for a drug offense, please contact the experienced Orlando drug defense lawyers at the Umansky Law Firm to schedule a free and confidential consultation.