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What could this ticket mean and what could my consequences be?

I was drinking at a campus bar when i got in an arguement with another student. When I was leaving the campus police arrested me. They tried to get me to take a breathalizer when I refused. The campus police transfer me to Denver Police and they wrote me a ticket for unlawful acts on campus and interfence. Please help!!!

Asked on May 3, 2009 under Criminal Law, Colorado

Answers:

J.M.A., Member in Good Standing of the Connecticut Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 12 years ago | Contributor

I am a licensed attorney in CT, not CO, but I handle cases like this in my practice.  You need to look at the ticket and find out (either by calling a lawyer or looking up on line) whether the crimes are infractions (i.e. monetary fine) or a misdemeanor (i.e. monetary fine or jail for a time limit up to a year).  This is very imporatant as it will determine your exposure and whether you can risk having a criminal record.  Having a criminal record is going to affect your ability to get a job, and/or get into school in the future.  The crimes you are charges could also prevent you from going on that campus without risking an arrest.  Threfore, I suggest that you find a lawyer and find out your exposure.  It is very important that you do not miss the court date.  My best guess is that you will have to pay some sort of fine, short of doing some community services to get it dropped.  Good luck!


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