Alcohol-Related Offenses

It may be no surprise that Alcohol-Related Offenses are a common violation on college and university campuses, and we of course represent students charged with alcohol-related violations of their school's code of conduct.  Alcohol-Related Offenses can result from on and off-campus incidents, and can include:

  • Use, possession, manufacturing, or distribution of alcoholic beverages or alcoholic products on college or university premises.
  • Constructive possession of alcoholic beverages or products whereby possession is defined as the presence of alcoholic beverages or products in an area under one's control such as a residence hall room in which the student is assigned or a vehicle.
  • Public intoxication on college or university premises or at official college or university student activities/functions on or off campus.
  • Underage use of alcohol including the purchase or attempt to purchase alcohol by a minor.
  • Excessive use of alcohol resulting in a state of intoxication. Excessive use may include use resulting in a need for medical attention, inability to function without assistance, unconsciousness, incoherent or disoriented behavior, and/or loss of control of bodily functions.
  • Selling or furnishing (including the attempt to sell or furnish) alcoholic beverages or products without a license to a minor on or off campus.
  • Hosting or organizing a party in residence halls, in apartments, or on nearby grounds at which alcoholic beverages or products and/or drugs are present.
  • Driving while intoxicated. Intoxication includes driving with blood alcohol content of .08 or greater for persons who are 21 years of age or older or .02 or greater for persons under the age of 21.

 If you or your student is charged with an Alcohol-Related disciplinary violation, contact student defense attorney Joseph D. Lento today.

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