Drug-Related Offenses

College is a time for growing as a person, but some choices that are made can lead to unexpected consequences.  College and university students all too frequently find themselves subject to their school's disciplinary process because of drug-related offenses that take place on or off-campus.  Drug-Related Offenses can include:

  • Use, possession, purchasing (including the attempt to purchase), manufacturing, or distribution of marijuana, heroin, narcotics, or other controlled substances, except as expressly permitted by law.
  • Constructive possession of marijuana, cocaine, ecstasy, LSD, heroin, narcotics, or other controlled substances whereby possession is defined as the presence of contraband in an area under one's control such as a residence hall room in which the student is assigned or a vehicle.
  • Being under the influence of illegal drugs or other controlled substances on college or university premises or at official university student activities/functions on or off campus.
  • Selling (including the attempt to sell), delivering, transporting or furnishing any illegal drugs or controlled substances.
  • Hosting or organizing a party where marijuana, heroin, narcotics or other controlled substances are present. Students found responsible for violation of this specific provision are subject to loss of university housing.
  • Possession of drug paraphernalia including but not limited to pipes, bongs, grinders and other devices.
  • Use of legal substances or synthetic substances, legal or illegal, in a fashion designed to alter one's mental or physical state.
  • Impaired driving as a result of the use of drugs or illegal substances.
  • Drugging another person's food or drink, or by any other means, without their knowledge or consent.

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

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