Oklahoma Drug Possession on College Campuses
Are you a college student who was charged with possession of drugs on a college campus? You may have thought that doing drugs was just part of the college experience, or that since some of your friends were doing it and didn’t get caught, that it must be no big deal.
Or are you the parent of someone who has been caught with drugs on a campus and worried that your son or daughter is going to be expelled from college and spend time in jail? This criminal offence is taken seriously in Oklahoma, and such a charge can be a frightening and confusing experience.
Possessing drugs on a college campus is considered as misdemeanor offence in Oklahoma. Drugs include (but are not limited to):
- Prescription drugs prescribed to someone else
What are the Penalties?
If you are convicted of this crime, you will face penalties from the state of Oklahoma and from the college you are attending.
- State penalties include up to $1,000 in fines and up to one year in jail.
- Some colleges will expel students caught with drugs; others may suspend students for a certain length of time. If you are an athlete, you may not be allowed to participate in sports, even if you remain at college.
In addition to penalties exercised by the state and the university, having a criminal offence on your record will be seen by potential employers, and could make it more difficult for you to rent an apartment or acquire a loan.
Fighting For Your Future
If you have been charged with drug possession on a college campus, the first thing you should do is contact a lawyer as soon as possible. This action is your best bet for regaining control of your future. Edge Law Firm has a proven record of getting drug charges reduced or dismissed.
It is important to remember that a charge is not a conviction, and we will work diligently to keep you from being convicted. Contact Edge Law Firm today to ensure that you have the best possible outcome for your future.