Defending College Students Against DUI Charges
Getting arrested for driving under the influence is damaging to anyone’s future. However, a college student faces even more serious consequences after a DUI arrest. Not only do they face legal penalties, but also sanctions from their universities. If you are a college student and you were recently arrested for a DUI, you need to seek experienced legal representation as soon as possible.
Our attorneys at Swain Law Group have years of experience representing college students from our office in Norman. Not only do we have the necessary courtroom knowledge and skill, but we also understand the university student misconduct process. Being located close to the University of Oklahoma, you can trust our reputation for success among college students in the area.
The Penalties For College Students Go Beyond Jail Time And Fines
The legal penalties for a DUI vary depending on if it is your first offense, the driver’s blood alcohol content, any other mitigating circumstances and if the driver was underage. A DUI conviction for drivers under 21 may result in a six-month license revocation, 20 hours of alcohol treatment or community service and a fine of up to $500. At any age, if your blood alcohol content is over .08%, you may spend between ten days and one year in jail, have your license suspended for six months and pay up to $5,000 in fines.
For college students, a DUI arrest and conviction can result in disciplinary action from your university. After a hearing with the student misconduct board, you may face suspension, loss of scholarships, expulsion and removal from sports teams. With your education and future on the line, you can’t take a risk with your defense. Our attorneys at Swain Law Group will fight to protect you from the harsh legal consequences and the devastating disciplinary action from your university.
We Can Help Fight Your DUI Charge
A DUI charge can derail everything you have worked so hard for. Contact one of our experienced DUI defense attorneys as soon as possible to protect your rights and future. To schedule a free consultation at our Norman office, call us at 405-546-1292 or complete our online contact form.