A driving under the influence (DUI) arrest or
criminal accusation can lead to severe criminal penalties for the average person. But for
a college student, such as someone attending Savannah State University,
additional administrative penalties or disciplines can be even worse.
This is especially true in recent years as more and more news stories
appear in headlines that focus on university students accused of serious
crimes and how they will be punished. In many regards, a college student
can understandably feel ostracized and prejudged by peers, society, and
Penalties Faced by Savannah State University Students
If a Savannah State University student is convicted of a DUI, the Department
of Motor Vehicles (DMV) and the criminal justice system will be able to
implement a number of penalties. Most commonly, the driver will lose his
or her license for an extended period of time, pay fines and reinstatement
fees to the state, and need to complete a course on driving safety and
the dangers of intoxicated driving. On some occasions, the driver can
also be sentenced to months in jail, even for a first-time DUI. If a university
student is charged for another crime, such as
drug possession, imprisonment is nearly guaranteed as well as even steeper fines.
However, the worst part of a conviction for a Savannah State University
student may be how it can impact his or her education. The school will
host an administrative hearing to review if the college needs to take
action against the student for wrongdoing. If the crime took place on
the campus, it will almost certainly bring administrative action.
Penalties brought by faculty or administration members include:
- Removal of student’s financial aid
- Suspension from certain classes
- Expulsion from university
- Mandatory restitution paid to alleged victim
Trusted Criminal Defense in Savannah, Georgia
The Schneider Law Firm has been actively defending the rights of the people
of Savannah for years. Due to his heavy involvement with DUI cases, Attorney
Schneider has been given the nickname “DUI Daddy”. The firm
has also intentionally focused on college student defense cases, including
offering protection to Savannah State University members. If you need
defense counsel that you can depend on when your higher education is in
jeopardy, look no further.
Call 912.385.0854 and set up a
case evaluation today.