How do DUI charges impact college students?

On Behalf of | Apr 30, 2020 | Firm News

Young Wisconsin college students are often on their own for the first time. With this sort of freedom comes responsibility that not all people can face well right off the bat. It takes a lot of making mistakes and learning from them.

But what about the serious mistakes? Today we will take a look at college students convicted of DUI related crimes. Unfortunately, this sort of mistake can have a long-lasting impact.

How license restriction impacts social life

The College Investor talks frankly about the impact of a DUI conviction on college life. Most college students are afraid about how it will affect them on a social level. If the court decides to suspend your license or place restrictions on it, your social life may suffer. You cannot attend social events, gatherings or parties. Depending on the level of restriction, you may have a lot of trouble staying in the social loop. This is often devastating for students.

College reactions to DUI convictions

But what is even more devastating is the financial impact you may suffer. Colleges decide how to handle students with DUI convictions on record. How they handle your case depends on different factors like the severity of your crime. A college may decide to pull their financial support from you. This can include scholarships, financial gifts and more. They can also ban you from on-campus housing. Though you can still attend, you have to find housing elsewhere. This is often very expensive. This may make it difficult or even impossible for you to continue attending college.

Knowing the severity of the repercussions in store is important. It allows students to take charges as the serious matter it is.