Tempe College/Campus Crimes

If you or your child have been charged with a crime while on a college campus, please seek legal assistance as soon as possible. These charges cannot be taken lightly and can lead to serious repercussions. At AZ Defenders, our qualified and experienced team will thoroughly investigate your case and work. Our Tempe college and campus crimes defense attorney is ready to help.

Why Choose AZ Defenders For A College Crime Case?

Do not let anyone tell you that crimes committed on a college campus are any less serious than other crimes. At AZ Defenders, we have the experience you need to handle every aspect of your case.

  • We are going to bring more than 20 years of combined legal experience to your case, and we are not afraid to vigorously defend your rights in the courtroom.
  • We offer all of our Tempe clients individualized attention for their case. We understand how much is at stake with these charges.
  • Our lawyers have a storied history in the Arizona legal community. Founder Craig Rosenstein is a board member for the Arizona Justice Project and is also a board-certified DUI lawyer, one of only four in the state.

What Are Some Common College Crimes?

There are various crimes that happen more college on college campuses than in other areas in and around Tempe, AZ. Some of the most common misdemeanor crimes that our attorneys help college students with include the following:

  • Underage drinking or possession of alcohol – A.R.S. 4-244(9) or A.R.S. 4-244(41)
  • Possession of drug paraphernalia – A.R.S. 13-3415
  • DUI – A.R.S. 28-1382
  • Use of a fake ID – A.R.S. 4-421(L)

There are also several crimes that are more serious that can happen on a college campus. The following crimes can all result in felony charges for the accused:

  • Physical – A.R.S. 13-1203
  • Rape or sexual assault – A.R.S. 13-1406
  • Theft – A.R.S. 13-1802
  • Serious drug crimes – various Arizona statute violations
  • Relationship abuse – A.R.S. 13-3601

In the cases listed above, potential penalties vary widely. Misdemeanors will typically result in fines and the possibility of jail time. However, they can also greatly negatively affect a person’s ability to remain in school.

Felony convictions will likely result in prison time, major fines, and serious life-long repercussions.

How Will An Attorney Help This Case?

Any crime committed on a college campus must be taken seriously by the alleged perpetrator. Whether the charge is a misdemeanor or a felony, these crimes could result in jail or prison time as well as fines, mandatory classes, expulsion from school, and more.

Your Tempe criminal defense lawyer will have the resources and experience necessary to thoroughly investigate the claims against you. They will analyze the evidence presented by prosecutors and conduct their own investigation into the claims.

What You Can Do Moving Forward?

If you have been charged with a crime committed on a college campus, you need to seek legal assistance as soon as possible. Crimes committed on college campuses are serious, and the long-term repercussions can be detrimental. At AZ Defenders, we are going to thoroughly investigate your case. Our goal is to build a solid defense and work to get the charges against you reduced or dismissed altogether. You can contact us for a free consultation of your case by clicking here or calling (480) 456-6400.

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