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.
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.
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.
The student visa interview can cause anxiety for many prospective students who want to study in the U.S. The truth is, the U.S. government wants to approve student visas. Foreign students enrich the cultural diversity of a university, and often become permanent “goodwill ambassadors” of the U.S. when they return to their home countries. They are an essential source of revenue for most U.S. universities and university towns. Research-focused universities heavily rely on the diverse skill sets of foreign graduate students.
Law students and medical students are like everyone else, albeit, under extraordinary stress. Some tend to drink and do things that undergraduate students do. However, once they get charged, even with misdemeanors related to alcohol and drugs, there can be special professional consequences. If you are currently enrolled in or aspiring to go to law school or medical school, there are several things about which you should be aware.
Fraternities have made the news, in Arizona, and not lately in good ways. Rampant underage use of alcohol, dangerous and unlawful hazing, and absolute tragedies have garnered headlines, triggered arrests, and resulted in many fraternities being removed from campus, in some cases with particularly good reason.
Drinking, as your parents will admit, if they’re honest, is an expected and largely tolerated part of college life. If your parents are old enough, they remember when you could buy beer in the student union—back then the drinking age was eighteen.
At least two thirds of freshman use a fake ID “25 percent of the time”when they drink alcohol. Unlike your parents’ college days, however, there are at least three things chances are you didn’t know about fake IDs in 2017:
This blog series, first and foremost, serves as an alert to you, a warning of sorts. Have fun, but be cautious and try to think before you act. Most common crimes I have dealt with include marijuana possession, fake IDs, alcohol, and driving offenses such as DUI, occasionally shoplifting, and unfortunately but all too often, assault or domestic violence, which almost always involves alcohol.
Facing tough penalties will not be the only worry for a student or young professional who has a drug conviction. Your college life and present/future career could be placed at surprising risk. For students, a misdemeanor drug conviction could affect your college life