Criminal Defense for College Students

Salt Lake County is home to one major research university, the University of Utah. Westminster University and Salt Lake Community College (SLCC) also have large campuses. Smaller colleges include Stevens-Henager College, Neumont University, Ensign College, Eagle Gate College,, and the Roseman University of Health Sciences.

We also represent students from other Utah colleges and universities after arrest and during both the criminal prosecution in court and the disciplinary hearing at the college or university.

Lawyer for College Students in Salt Lake City, UT

The attorneys at Brown, Bradshaw & Moffat, LLP, represent students at local colleges and universities. If you were charged with a crime as a college student or on a college campus, contact the attorneys at Brown, Bradshaw & Moffat in Salt Lake City, Utah. We can begin your defense today. Call (801) 532-5297.

Additional Information about Criminal Defense for College Students

  • Consequences of a College Student's Arrest
  • Types of Criminal Accusations Against a College Student

Consequences of a College Student's Arrest

Any misdemeanor or felony accusation against a student is serious. Not only must the student go to court to defend against the criminal accusation, but the student must also defend themselves against a disciplinary action at their college or university for any crime that occurred either on or off campus.

In some cases, a disciplinary action can lead to the student being required to leave the university or college in the middle of a semester, which can be extremely expensive. In other cases, a disciplinary action can lead to the student being kicked out of student housing without any refund of the fees already paid.

Types of Criminal Accusations Against a College Student

Criminal charges against college students are all too common. Many of these cases happen during the student's first semester at college when they are still adjusting to the freedoms that come with living away from home. The most common criminal accusations against a college or university student in Utah can include the following:

  • DUI
  • leaving the scene / hit and run
  • reckless driving
  • underage possession of alcohol / minor in possession of alcohol
  • possession of marijuana crimes
  • possession of drug paraphernalia
  • possession of controlled substances or more serious crimes for possession with intent to sell, deliver or distribute
  • theft or shoplifting
  • sexually motivated crimes including rape, sexual assault or battery, and forcible sexual abuse

Any criminal accusation against a college student can be particularly harmful to their good name and ability to continue their educational pursuits.

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