What to do if I’m a college student and had a party that got out of control, so I ended up getting a charges for disturbing the peace and a minor consumption of alcohol?

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What to do if I’m a college student and had a party that got out of control, so I ended up getting a charges for disturbing the peace and a minor consumption of alcohol?

Now my school is trying to charge me for both offences as well. Is it legal for my college to charge me for events that took place off campus?

Asked on December 14, 2012 under Criminal Law, Colorado

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Answered 9 years ago | Contributor

The claim against you by your school is a civil matter and not a criminal matter where you could end up with some disciplinary results. Your school can seek what it is doing per the presumed contract you signed to attend it. Given the situation you are in I suggest that you immediately consult with a criminal defense attorney who also practices in the area iof education law.


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