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Prevent long-term consequences from college arrests

No parents like to see their children make a mistake. It is even worse when those mistakes come with injustice or greater consequences from a violation of civil rights. If you believe that a North Carolina stop and search resulted in an unjust arrest for your college-age child, there could be a way to reduce the lifelong consequences of a drug conviction.

Even though college students are young, the law still considers them adults. During the arrest and trial processes, they have the same responsibilities as anyone else over the age of majority. The police could hold them without notifying you. During these detentions, young adults could be responsible for the things they do and say.

Weaker arrests

However, many college arrests do not follow the same procedures as those involving the general population. Law enforcement personnel may try to intimidate your young-adult child, or even do so without intending it. Furthermore, the mass stops or party busts associated with many college campus drug and alcohol charges are often less procedurally sound than arrests resulting from chance or specific warrants.

Stronger defenses

There are often a number of legal defenses available for drug charges against college students, but it is important to look at the details of your case to find out which one could apply. Furthermore, while it is essential to avoid resisting arrest or being combative with law enforcement, you may also want to make it clear to your child that there is also probably no necessity to make incriminating statements.

Safer futures

Arrests and convictions at the beginning of adulthood are problematic, as they could have long-term consequences that affect some of the most important years of professional and social development. Forming the most effective strategy possible is important in any criminal defense setting but even more so when it comes to college-age children.


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