Police focusing on the crimes of college students in Arizona
Arizona police cracking down on crimes of college students in Tempe and other local communities.
October 11, 2013 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Police focusing on the crimes of college students in Arizona
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Arizona State University has consistently been ranked as one of the top party schools in the entire country. Officials at the school have been concerned about the impact that this has on prospective students, and have tried to make changes that would reduce the amount of parties happening on campus.
Earlier this school year, law enforcement agencies in the region, such as the Maricopa County Sheriff's Department and Tempe Police Department, instituted a crackdown against crimes committed by college students, including drug offenses and alcohol-related crimes. In two weeks, 857 people (not all college students) were arrested for a wide range of crimes, according to statistics provided by the Tempe police.
Those students convicted of these crimes could be facing serious penalties, depending upon the charges. In some situations, they could receive jail time, as well as fines for their offenses. More serious accusations, such as sex crimes, can carry more substantial punishments, including having to register as a sex offender.
While these students have to be concerned about the potential criminal penalties that can be imposed if convicted, there are other punishments that they may be facing as well. Some crimes may result in students being removed from residence halls, or expelled from school entirely.
Even if they are able to continue with their education, it is possible that they may be ineligible for government student loans. Those convicted of certain drug crimes will not be able to take out these loans, and will have to find other means to finance their education.
Once they graduate, they will need to explain these convictions to potential employers. Companies may be reluctant to take a chance on someone who has a criminal conviction on their record, meaning certain occupations may be entirely off-limits.
It is extremely important to present a strong defense to any criminal charges you may be facing. If you or a loved one has been charged with a crime, you need to understand what exactly is at stake. Drug crimes, DUIs and sex crimes can carry significant penalties, and can have a major impact upon the rest of your life. If you commit any other crimes later, you could be sentences to much higher penalties.
Speak to an experienced criminal defense attorney as soon as possible after you have been arrested. You need to understand that there is nothing that you can do at this time that will make the matter go away. An attorney can help you defend yourself against these allegations, and put you in a much better position to successfully fight for your future.
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