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Violent Offenses On Virginia College Campuses

In addition to sex crimes, there are a variety of other violent offenses that can jeopardize a college student’s career including assault, domestic violence charges, and robbery charges. These offenses, in addition to penalties from the university, may also result in criminal consequences including fines and jail time, which can have long term consequences even after penalties are served. As a result, it is important that you are aware of how violent offenses can take place on campus, and what you should do if charged.

To discuss your case in more detail and begin building a defense, call and schedule a consultation with a Virginia student defense attorney today .

Most Common Violent Offenses on College Campuses

There are a number of different violent offenses that are relatively common on college campuses, these include:

  • Sexual assault
  • Simple assault
  • Domestic violence charges
  • Rape or other types of rape such as date rape

Almost anything that can take place off campus can also happen on college campus.

Ways Violent Offenses Can Take Place

A college campus is an environment where a lot of people that have not been away from home before are living in close quarters. These students are usually around the same age and are all very different as well. As a result there could be differences, friction, or conflict between people living in close quarters that have not necessarily chosen to live together. Additionally, the use of drugs and alcohol,  especially illegal drugs, can lead to conduct that is completely unexpected and so out of the ordinary and violent that the person that is using it would not even expect themselves to behave that way.

Consequences For Violent Offenses

There are a variety of different consequences that someone who is accused of a violent offense could face. These includes everything from suspension and expulsion or losing your privilege to live on campus, to actual criminal charges that result in jail time and fines. In the instance of a sex crimes case you may also be required to register as a sex offender.

These penalties could also have long term effects that impact employment or your ability to obtain higher education somewhere else.

Importance of a Defense Attorney

If you are a college student you are probably between the ages of 18 and 22 and therefore are probably not trained in the legal field. More than likely you have also never been accused of a crime before so you do not know how to maneuver through the process, both the administrative processes and the investigative processes. As a result, you need the advice of an Virginia student defense attorney who can explain what you are facing, what the evidence is, what could happen, and how to make the right decisions. To learn more or discuss your case, call today.