Several Charged with Disorderly Conduct
College is an important time in the lives of many young people. Ideally, college kids will learn about important subjects while having fun and experiencing life on their own. Unfortunately, many college students do not yet have a mature sense of judgment and can get into trouble in a variety of ways. In many cases, this will involve parties and alcohol.
One recent party at Monmouth University resulted in three students behind bars. According to reports, hundreds of people were at the party, which was held off campus. Some people were not allowed to go inside the home and a fight started as a result. Police were called to the party and many people ran.
The night of the party, police officers arrested two people who were hosting the party, a 21-year-old and a 20-year-old and both members of the university’s football team. They were charged with the following:
- Disorderly conduct
- Providing alcohol to underage individuals
- Maintaining a nuisance
In addition, another 21-year-old student was arrested the next day and charged with disorderly conduct as well as obstructing the law, as police alleged the student interfered with attempts by an officer to help an injured person at the party.
College Crimes can have Serious Consequences
While partying and drinking may seem like part of the college experience, this can lead to a variety of criminal charges, including:
- Disorderly conduct
- Underage possession of alcohol
- Driving under the influence (DUI) of alcohol or drugs
- Possession of a controlled dangerous substance (CDS)
Not only can all of the above charges result in fines, probation, and jail time, but college students can face other serious consequences, as well. For instance, an offense may also go against the college’s code of conduct, which can result in suspension or even expulsion from the school. Having a conviction on your criminal record can make it difficult to get into graduate or professional programs or to obtain certain professional licenses. Drug-related convictions can disqualify a student from receiving federal financial aid. These are only some examples of how a criminal charge can affect the life of a college student.
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