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Drunk driving and your college education

| Nov 4, 2020 | DWI/DUI charges

Whether you are currently attending college or plan to go to college in the near future, it is vital to look into the different ways in which a drunk driving case can impact your academic future. Sometimes, these charges interfere with a student’s ability to attend college, whether they struggle with finding financial support because of a case or they lose interest in college and cannot focus on their future.

Unfortunately, when drunk driving charges get in the way of college, people in this position often face lasting hardships (such as poorer job prospects).

How do drunk driving charges affect students?

Sometimes, parents cut their kids off due to drunk driving charges and you could struggle to pay tuition. Aside from losing the ability to attend a certain school, students often have more difficulty with stressful exams, social pressures, essays and other challenges that come with college life. Depression, anxiety and financial problems can adversely affect grades and some students are sentenced to prison. According to the North Carolina Department of Public Safety, drunk driving charges can also result in stiff financial penalties and time behind bars, depending on the details of a case.

How can you handle a drunk driving case as a college student?

It is vital to approach your drunk driving case carefully and understand your options. Try to address negative emotions that could interfere with your ability to deal with legal hurdles (as well as college stressors). Go over your individual circumstances and make sure you look into any legal strategies that could improve your odds of a favorable end result.