Articles Posted in School Discipline

As any top UConn Rockville criminal lawyer knows, the most common arrests at UConn are for Disorderly Conduct, Fake IDs, and Marijuana Possession. Disorderly Conduct arrests always tend to be the most challenging, as these arrests arise from fights at bars, off-campus parties, or domestic violence disputes between boyfriends and girlfriends.

So what’s so tricky about a UConn Disorderly Conduct arrest?

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As the best Yale New Haven criminal lawyers know, all your years of studying and hard work to get to Yale University can go up in smoke if your Yale University arrest, criminal case and school discipline hearing is not handled properly. The New Haven Connecticut criminal courts do not extend special treatment to you because you go to an Ivy League school. In fact, New Haven courts and prosecutors generally expect more from you if you’re a Yale grad or undergraduate student.

So if you’re facing a Yale University arrest and school discipline hearing, contact a top Yale New Haven criminal lawyer attorney who regularly defends Yale criminal cases, and who can work with you and your family to try and get your case dismissed quickly, and even more importantly, protect the integrity of your Yale University transcript.

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Last week’s press release from Connecticut’s prestigious boarding school Choate Rosemary Hall revealed that sex abuse allegations can trigger a police investigation and can lead to criminal arrests and civil lawsuits, even 30 years later.

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With nearly 2500 students and a robust social scene that includes fraternity and sorority parties (18% of students participate in Greek life), it’s no surprise that Trinity College is cracking down on student drinking and marijuana use, as well as aggressively investigating rape and sexual misconduct allegations through Trinity College disciplinary and Title IX rules and regulations when required.

So if you or your child has been arrested at Trinity College, it’s critical that you consult with a top Trinity or Hartford Connecticut criminal lawyer attorney who has experience in fighting both the arrest in Hartford criminal court, as well as the Trinity College school disciplinary proceedings which will inevitably ensue as a result of the arrest.

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Ask any of the best Connecticut criminal lawyers and attorneys: arrests on Connecticut college campuses like UConn, Yale, Fairfield University and Quinnipiac for sexual misconduct and drug use are more rampant than ever.

It’s an epidemic, and the problem is that college-bound students—especially male students—have no idea how to protect themselves.

So for starters, here are 3 tips to embed into your Connecticut college-bound students that will hopefully keep them safe and prevent them from being arrested at UConn, Fairfield University, Quinnipiac or any other Connecticut college or university…

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As any of the best Connecticut criminal lawyers who fight UConn and Fairfield University arrests understand, possessing a Fake ID in Connecticut is unfortunately a felony charge in Connecticut. It’s technically called Forgery in the Second Degree under CGS 53a-139, and we’ve seen a recent increase in arrests at UConn & Fairfield University for Fake ID possession.

The problem is that while UConn & Fairfield University Police continue to arrest students for Fake ID possession in the hopes of curbing underage drinking, they fail to appreciate that these Fake ID arrests are threatening to destroy the professional futures of the UConn and Fairfield University students whom they are making examples of by arresting them.

So what can be done? For starters, the UConn / Fairfield University student needs to be certain to get the Fake ID / Forgery dismissed and expunged off his or her record and background checks as quickly as possible…

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Many of the best Storrs and Rockville Connecticut criminal law firms frequently see teenagers and college students get arrested by UConn police for petty crimes like marijuana possession, Fake IDs, marijuana possession and alcohol distribution. It’s hard to believe that the UConn Police Department would actually waste police resources on prosecuting these “quality of life” crimes, but if you ask any top UConn criminal defense attorney, they can confirm that not only are these crimes regularly prosecuted, but they are also causing good, hard-working UConn students to get suspended and expelled.

So before going to Rockville Superior Criminal Court alone to fight your UConn arrest, check out our in-depth UConn arrest page, and then give a quick read to these 3 tips below that can hopefully help you during your UConn Police Department arrest and school discipline hearing…

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I’ve seen this same movie time and time again over the past 15 years. Kids getting arrested at Quinnipiac University and on other Connecticut college campuses. Too afraid to tell their parents. Then miserably handling the criminal court case and school discipline process on their own, causing irreparable damage to their permanent records and transcripts.

Don’t even think about making the same mistake…

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The best criminal lawyers in Fairfield Connecticut get calls at all hours of the night from panicked Fairfield University students who have been arrested and don’t know where to turn. With recently enforced zero-tolerance policies on the Fairfield University campus, getting in trouble at college no longer results in just a “slap on the wrist.” The top Fairfield Connecticut criminal attorneys and lawyers are now seeing more Fairfield University arrests for Possession of Marijuana or Narcotics, Forgery / Fake IDs, Assault, Breach of Peace, Disorderly Conduct, and other crimes.

So are your college and professional careers over because you got arrested at Fairfield University by the Fairfield Police Department? Not even close. But you need a lawyer. You need to call your parents. By all accounts, the wrath of your parents will pale in comparison to the penalties meted out in the Connecticut criminal courts. So keep reading for tips on trying to avoid a criminal record and expulsion for your Fairfield University arrest…

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Last month I blogged in great detail about a trend that the best Connecticut education and criminal lawyers are seeing regarding affirmative consent policies on Connecticut college colleges campuses, both private and public. The old slogans and campaigns of “No Means No” are no longer good law, nor are they policy on Connecticut high school and college campuses. And this past week, Connecticut’s House of Representatives voted 138-7 in favor of passing affirmative sexual consent legislation that would apply to all public and private universities.   Under the proposed new law, in order to consent to sexual activity, affirmative consent—or more specifically—an “active, clear and voluntary agreement” to sexual activity must be communicated.

So, parents…what does this mean for our teenagers today and who’s going to educate them and keep them from getting arrested or expelled from their Connecticut college or university?

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