When Friends at College Keep Getting You in Trouble

Posted by Joseph D. Lento | Apr 30, 2022 | 0 Comments

Friends at your college or university make the experience what it is. Courses, professors, studies, and degrees are why you go to college or a university. Friends are why you stay. Without friends, college can isolate, burden, and depress students who squirrel themselves away to study for hours on end in the library or their dormitory rooms. With friends, college can be a beautiful balance of studies, healthy recreations, budding relationships, and personal growth. But with the wrong friends, a college student can get kicked out of school for misconduct in which the student would never have engaged on the student's own. Watch the company you keep. Choose your friends carefully, because that's what you'll look like next year. Distance yourself from friends who bring you school trouble. Pick wiser friends rather than trying too hard to educate unwise friends. Chances are better that unwise friends will influence you. We know wisdom by her children.

What Happens When You Get Too Close

You know what happens when you get too close to fire: you get burned. You know those weird, wacky, and fun friends of yours that always seem just a hair's breadth from trouble? They're the fire. Get too close to them, and you'll get burned. They may be adept at avoiding serious trouble for their antics. You very likely aren't so adept because you aren't constantly engaging in antics. Mercy apportions itself to each exactly as we need and deserve. You know those crazy friends of yours? They get away with things that you couldn't and shouldn't. Others expect more sanity from you and less craziness. That's why when you get too close to troublesome friends, and their trouble somehow rubs off on you, you'll end up with college or university misconduct charges, even when they don't. Colleges and universities everywhere, like the University of New Hampshire, University of Tennessee, and the University of Nevada, maintain student codes of conduct that authorize school officials to discipline misbehaving students up to suspension and expulsion. That's what can happen when you get too close to fun but unruly friends.

Keeping Your Distance

So, what you should do is keep your distance from fun but trouble-inviting friends. To distance yourself from but still appreciate those antic-loving friends, limit your interaction with them to safe places and activities. Decline invitations to places and activities you suspect could lead to trouble. If wise or necessary, take a break from the friendship, and engage other, wiser friends. And if you do get into trouble? Retain a skilled and experienced college misconduct defense attorney advisor to defend and defeat misconduct charges. Don't put your education at risk simply for a friendship. You didn't go to college for the friendships but for the education. And any friendships you develop should keep you in college, not get you kicked out.

National college misconduct defense attorney advisor Joseph D. Lento and the Lento Law Firm's college misconduct defense team are available nationwide to help students defend and defeat misconduct charges. Attorney Advisor Lento has helped hundreds of college and university students successfully preserve their education against misconduct charges of all kinds. Call 888.535.3686 or go online now for the skilled and experienced help you need when charged with misconduct because of the influence of troublesome friends.

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Joseph D. Lento

"I pride myself on having heart and driving hard to get results!" Attorney Joseph D. Lento passionately fights for the futures of his clients nationwide. Attorney Lento and his team represent students and others in disciplinary cases and various other proceedings at colleges and universities across the United States. Attorney Lento has helped countless students, professors, and others in academia at more than a thousand colleges and universities across the United States, and when necessary, he and his team have sought justice on behalf of clients in courts across the nation. He does not settle for the easiest outcome, and instead prioritizes his clients' needs and well-being. Joseph D. Lento is licensed in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and New York, is admitted pro hac vice as needed nationwide, and he can help you or your student address any school-related issue or concern anywhere in the United States.


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