Drug charges and college

On Behalf of | Oct 23, 2019 | Firm News |

People who face drug-related charges may be going through a number of issues in their personal, professional and academic lives. For example, someone who has a career that spans decades may worry about how a drug case could affect their future, while teenagers who are living with their parents may be very concerned about how these charges will impact their lives. However, some people, such as college students, face unique challenges when it comes to being accused of an offense involving drug-related activity. For example, these allegations could jeopardize their ability to finish college for a variety of reasons. 

There are many reasons why drug charges can disrupt someone’s college career. For starters, an unsuccessful outcome in court could jeopardize their ability to secure financial aid and help from their parents regarding tuition. They may also be unable to continue attending the school they are enrolled in and the case could be very destructive from a social standpoint. If they are involved in a long-term relationship, their partner may decide to leave them, and people may also lose friends due to drug charges. 

Aside from these concerns, drug-related charges can be extremely stressful and time-consuming, and this may prevent a college student from devoting the necessary time and energy into their classes. This could cause a college student to fail a course, which could derail their entire college experience, or it could be detrimental with regard to their GPA. These are just some of the concerns that those who are attending college may face when they are charged with a drug offense.