University of Arizona Students and Common Alcohol Crimes: 2023 update
In Arizona, if you are under 21 you basically can’t legally drink. Any amount of alcohol in your system with few exceptions, nearly always no matter where you are and what you are doing, is illegal. In other words, if you are under 21, and have a sip of beer, it is presumptively an Arizona crime. ARS § 4-244.41, I know that sounds crazy but it’s true. And the local police do charge these cases.
The University of Arizona Dean of Students Office and Accusations of Misconduct: An Updated Guide For Parents
Your child has become an undergraduate student at University of Arizona. Maybe you live out-of-state, and your child is hundreds –and in many cases thousands– of miles away. Then you get the call that your child got into trouble. Maybe there’s a criminal citation. Maybe the University Police came to their dorm room. You’re not sure what to do. This Guide is designed to help you.
UofA Students Arrested in the Dorms: What You Should Know
First, understand that in the dorms, your child’s privacy rights as a practical matter are left at the key-carded entrance. And that the Resident Assistants rather than acting as your child’s “assistants,” actually serve as de-facto auxiliaries of the University of Arizona Police. In the vast majority of cases, it is the Resident Assistants themselves who make the call to the Police about your child. And they do so for relatively minor occurrences it seems—when for example an RA thinks she smells marijuana creeping (“emanating” the Police like to call it, the RA’s adopting the police verbiage) out from under your child’s dorm room door, or suspect usually correctly mind you that there’s underage drinking going on behind that door, or when they hear what they think behind that door is heated argument your daughter might be having with her boyfriend.
Arizona Courts Signaling Greater Scrutiny of College Sexual Assault Discipline Cases?
The Arizona state courts may have signaled a new willingness to intervene in campus sexual misconduct cases this past week in a case called Doe v. Arizona Board of Regents. Campus sex cases are fraught with controversy. On the one hand, Universities should provide a safe school environment and equal access to education. On the other hand, many worry that due process has been swept aside in a rush to condemn individual students and assure the public that something is being done.
University Student Discipline: Fair or Unfair?
The Courts continue to grapple with the difficult question of fairness in university and college student discipline cases, especially when students are accused of serious misconduct (such as nonconsensual sexual conduct) and face expulsion or long-term suspension. On the one hand, all students and other members of an academic community are entitled to a safe campus environment. On the other, accusations of serious misconduct can badly damage a student’s reputation and result in the loss of educational and career opportunities. In short, the stakes are inevitably high.
Can Students Be Disciplined for Off-Campus Social Media Posts?
courts have upheld a university’s right to discipline students when their social media posts violate university policies. Courts also tend to routinely side with high school administrators enforcing social media policies meant to promote tolerance and combat cyber-bullying.
UofA: Fake ID’S, Criminal Justice, and Consequences
Many of you who are under twenty-one may have questions about what happens if you get caught with a fake ID at the University of Arizona I have a few observations and suggestions.
University of Arizona Students: A Quick Guide to Common Criminal Arrests & Citations
Classes just started on Tuesday, three days ago, and already we have received calls from students and parents. Here’s a quick guide to common University of Arizona citations and arrests, especially for undergraduates, based on our many years experience representing students.
Marijuana Wax: UofA – Eviction, and Criminal Charges
University of Arizona students and parents, often out-of-state, call us with urgent questions. Far too often a student has been caught in one of the dorms, typically Coronado,smoking marijuana, or lately an extract commonly known as “wax” (Butane Hash Oil). Eighteen years old, with no prior criminal record, the student is summarily booked into Pima County Jail, where he spends the night. Here’s five things you should know.
Jeff Sessions & Medical Marijuana in Arizona
As a result of U.S Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ recent announcement, about renewed enforcement focus concerning federal marijuana laws, despite state legalization, Arizona’s Medical Marijuana Laws have been back in the news. Here’s a recap of current thinking and recent legal developments.