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Category: College Student Disciplinary Hearing

GHB Crimes in Florida

October 9, 2021 College, Criminal Defense, Drug Charges, Sex Crimes

What is GHB? GHB, scientifically known as gamma-hydroxybutyrate, is a depressant that affects the central nervous system. It is a common “date rape” or “club drug” used to cause symptoms like euphoria, increased sexual libido, decreased critical thinking, dizziness, loss of consciousness, and hallucinations to those who are drugged. While GHB is a chemical produced in the brain and other …

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Faking It: Is Age Really Just a Number?

October 7, 2021 College, College Student Disciplinary Hearing, Criminal Defense

It’s that time of year again. School is back in session, and freshly graduated high school students walk onto their new university campus bright-eyed and ready for a new adventure. The first few weeks include a plethora of welcoming parties, group get togethers, and events to get students comfortable and situated. It probably takes about a week to meet your …

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What University Students Need to Know About Your Rights During a Student Conduct Hearing

July 9, 2021 College, College Student Disciplinary Hearing, Criminal Defense

What University Students Need to Know About Your Rights During a Student Conduct Hearing

A Student Conduct Hearing is implemented by Florida universities and established by the school’s president as a means of disciplining students who have violated that particular school’s Code of Conduct. This Code of Conduct will outline rules that students attending the university are expecting to abide by, and some include on-campus and off-campus violations alike. The Code should also outline …

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Student Code of Conduct: What You Need to Know as a University Student

July 8, 2021 College, College Student Disciplinary Hearing, Criminal Defense

What is a Student Code of Conduct? A Student Code of Conduct is a set of principles, expectations, and rules that are given to students to communicate the expectations the school has for their behavior. It outlines student rights as well as responsibilities students are expected to uphold. Student Codes of Conduct are intended to preserve academic integrity, as well …

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My School Contacted Me About a COVID Violation: Now What?

October 24, 2020 College Student Disciplinary Hearing

covid defense

As of the writing of this article there have been an estimated 8.5 million COVID-19 cases and 223,000 tragic deaths across the country. Early analysis wrongfully concluded that those under the age of 30 would be largely unaffected, but trends in college campuses across the nation have proven that wrong. Over 214,000 cases at over 1,600 universities have been traced …

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Binge Drinking on College Campuses: The Dangers Associated with Drinking to Excess

April 10, 2018 College Student Disciplinary Hearing, Drunk Driving/DUI Binge Drinking, College Binge Drinking

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How much is too much to drink? This is a question that plagues society, the news, and college campuses across the country. There is no one-size-fits-all definition of “too much” alcohol for any particular individual. There are clear cut costs to exceeding that amount though, for each group of 18-24-year-old college students, approximately 1825 will die from accidental alcohol-related deaths, …

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What to do if Your School Calls You in for a Hearing

November 28, 2017 College Student Disciplinary Hearing College Student, Student Defense, University hearing

Colleges and Universities look into student conduct violations, as well as other violations such as sexual assault (under a law called Title IX). These allegations may seem like they are less serious than a criminal investigation, but oftentimes they can be even more damaging. The first thing to do if you have been called in for a hearing is to …

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Consequences of Using or Possessing a “Fake ID”

October 10, 2017 College Student Disciplinary Hearing, Criminal Defense Fake ID

florida Fake ID Laws

You may think being under 21 and having a fake ID is just a rite of passage; we all did it, right?  Wrong, in the State of Florida unauthorized possession of and other unlawful acts in relation to driver license or identification cards can be punishable under Sections 322.212 and 322.32, Florida Statutes. Fake IDs include any identification that has …

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Florida Criminal Hazing Accusations

April 25, 2017 College Student Disciplinary Hearing College Hazing

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Hazing under Fla. Stat. § 1006.63 At many colleges, universities, and post-secondary institutions, hazing is a rite of passage that allows one to cross over into membership in the “Greek” community.  “Greek” refers to the various fraternities and sororities designated by Greek letters that promote camaraderie and philanthropic activity among students and alumni.  Although hazing may be a tradition for …

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