College students caught in Miami with drugs or alcohol beware. College students in the South Florida area as well as across the country flock to South Beach for Spring Break each year, always keeping city officials on their toes. Miami’s popularity as a spring break destination has outgrown city expectations, as local and vacationing students bring with them a variety of troubles.
If you’re caught with drugs in your possession, the legal consequences can be devastating and cause serious lasting effects, longer than you may have thought. If you’re caught with them, you risk a criminal record, a fine, or going to prison. Having a drug charge or drugs conviction can make it difficult to get a job and could mean losing a job you already have. Some countries won’t issue visas for travel to people with criminal records.
Often when in an individual who has been arrested is a college student, many other complication can occur. In the course of 27 years of practice, we have seen countless Administrative Hearings based on the crimes accused are also a violation of the School’s “CODE OF CONDUCT”. We have seen attempts to curtail, restrict, and/or terminate Financial Aid (FAFSA). WE have seen criminal defendants being banned from dorm housing and even private apartments that cater primarily to college students. The handling of a criminal case in college should be handled by a firm with experience in the complexities that occur as a result of the defendant being in college.
Please be advised that most universities do not allow the attendance of a Criminal Defense Attorney at Administrative Hearings. However, our firm has been very successful in matching students/teacher advisors who have helped our clients overcome obstacles based on alleged Code of Conduct violations at universities.
If you are a college student in Miami-Dade, Broward or Palm Beach county who has been arrested or is being investigated for a crime, or if the police have somehow found or discovered drugs or something else that was illegally possessed, you need to call the best criminal defense attorney in Miami. Call Attorney Mark Lefcourt today at (305) 567-1011 to schedule your FREE consultation.
At the Criminal Defense Center, P.A., the following areas we handle:
2. Reopen Cases/ Post Conviction Relief
3. Drug Crimes
4. Habitual Traffic Offenders (H.T.O.)
5. Domestic Violence
6. Juvenile Crimes
7. Defense of College Students
8. Career Consequenses
9. Leaving Scene of Accident
10. Violation of Probation
11. Reckless Driving
13. Restraining Orders
14. Search Warrants
16. Identity Theft
17. Bond Hearings
18. Administrative Driver’s License Hearing
19. Mortgage Fraud