University of Arizona Students Campus Crimes Attorney
University and college students face severe consequences as a result of criminal charges. Not only do they face criminal prosecution in court, but they may face punishment from the university itself, including expulsion in the worst case scenario. Such charges could affect a student’s future employment prospects, scholarships, or security clearances for future job requirements. For example, a theft charge is considered a “crime of dishonesty” that could greatly tarnish an otherwise stellar academic transcript. A conviction for any offense could lead to having to disclose the prior arrest and conviction on job applications. Elias Damianakos is an experienced University of Arizona students campus crimes attorney defending students against all misdemeanor and felony charges.
UofA Campus Charges
If you or your loved one is a student, and charged with a criminal offense, it is important to hire an experienced attorney. I have defended students against charges ranging from misdemeanors to felonies, including such charges as:
- Drug Offenses
- Minor in Possession
- Disorderly Conduct
- Domestic Violence
- Criminal Trespass
- Shoplifting and Theft
University of Arizona Student Disciplinary/Code of Conduct Procedures
The University of Arizona may initiate disciplinary proceedings upon a showing of a criminal offense. A student may have the opportunity to accept responsibility with the Dean of Students for a Student Code of Conduct Violation, and sanctions may be imposed such as monetary sanctions, parental notification, educational courses, community service, deferred eviction, suspension, or expulsion.
University of Arizona Diversion
The University of Arizona has a diversion program that some students may be eligible for. Successful completion of diversion results in a dismissal of the criminal charges for certain misdemeanor offenses being prosecuted in the Pima County Justice Court. The diversion program is administered by the Pima County Attorney’s Office. Below is a flowchart that describes the process:
Contact Us for a Free Consultation
If you or your loved one has been charged with a criminal offense, contact us to speak to Elias Damianakos, an experienced University of Arizona students campus crimes attorney.