Protecting Your Rights and Your Best Interests 

  1. Home
  2.  » 
  3. Criminal Defense
  4.  » College Student Defense

Common Crimes Among College Students

Curious. Determined. And now, under arrest for drunk driving. Youthful indiscretions can carry serious consequences for your future opportunities. Alcohol-related offenses, such as underage drinking and driving under the influence (DUI), are some of the most common crimes for students attending the University of Minnesota, Gustavus Adolphus College, Hamline University, Dunwoody College of Technology and other schools.

These incidents peak because campus life often includes social events where alcohol is present and frequently leads to arrests in college settings:

  • Petty misdemeanors
  • Vandalism
  • Disorderly conduct
  • Noise violations
  • Public intoxication

Are you contending with an arrest for a drug offense, such as for possession and distribution of a controlled substance or prescription drugs? It is not uncommon. Controlled substances are widely available. And so is the peer pressure among student communities.

Seek legal counsel right away. Navigating the legal system can be daunting for college students. It is imperative to have an experienced defense attorney on your side. Criminal defense lawyer Michael G. Martin brings an understanding of the unique challenges and pressures students face. His experience defending college students results in a tailored defense strategy that considers the long-term impact on your academic records, scholarships and career opportunities.

What About Theft And Assault Charges?

Theft-related charges are also prevalent, ranging from shoplifting to burglary. College students might engage in these activities impulsively, not fully considering the ramifications. Assault charges, such as simple assault and aggravated assault, are serious issues that often arise from conflicts at gatherings or between roommates. These charges can stem from not only physical altercations but also from threats or severe arguments, making it crucial for students to understand the importance of peaceful conflict resolution.

College Cybercrimes

Cybercrimes are an emerging concern among college students. These can include offenses like identity theft, unauthorized access and cyberbullying. The rise of online platforms for social interaction and study aids increases the opportunities for such crimes. Students may unknowingly commit copyright infringement by sharing copyrighted materials or face harassment charges from interactions on social media. Understanding the digital footprint and legal boundaries online is essential for every student.

Effective legal representation can mean the difference between a dismissed case or reduced charges and severe penalties that could derail a student’s future. At MGM Law Office, Mr. Martin aims to protect student’s rights throughout the legal process.

Protect Your Future: Legal Advice And Representation For College Students

Call MGM Law Office at 612-474-5568 or send an email to schedule a free consultation for experienced college student criminal defense.