Fake ID Arrests at UConn are Felonies
Forgery Second Arrests at UConn under CGS 53a-139 are felonies. At other schools, campus security officers will just seize the Fake ID and destroy it. Not at UConn. They will arrest you for a felony, which if not handled properly by a top UConn Rockville criminal law firm, can land permanently on your record and impact your ability to find a job after college. Follow this link for more on fighting Fake ID arrests at UConn / Rockville.
UConn Police Have Full Arrest Power
There are over 100 sworn officers in the UConn police force; the majority of them patrol the Storrs campus. They have full arrest and investigatory power on all the UConn campuses. As the best UConn criminal lawyers know, the most common arrests at UConn are drug and alcohol related, including UConn arrests for Possession of Marijuana with Intent to Sell, Operating a Drug Factory, DWI / DUI, Disorderly Conduct and Felony Possession of a Fake ID (called Forgery Second Degree).
There are relatively few “warnings” or “slap on the wrists” when UConn police are involved, as all UConn Storrs arrests are immediately referred to Rockville Superior Court in Vernon Connecticut.
UConn Arrests for Possession with Intent to Sell
Anyone arrested at UConn for Possession with Intent to Sell or Operation of a Drug Factory under CGS 21a-277 or 21a-278 faces serious jail and academic consequences at UConn. Rockville prosecutors have drawn a hard line in the sand when it comes to selling drugs—even marijuana—on the UConn campus. Prosecutors want jail—even for 18 and 19 year olds who just share their marijuana with friends. And to compound the problem, the UConn Community Standards Office will immediately move for expulsion.
Can anything be done to save your reputation and professional future when facing a UConn arrest for a Possession with Intent to Sell? Absolutely, but only a top UConn Rockville criminal defense lawyer will know the best defense and mitigation strategies that can save your future.
I Got Arrested at UConn and Received a Letter from Community Standards
Anytime a UConn student is arrested by UConn Police, the department notifies the Office of Community Standards who determine whether the student violated the Code of Conduct.
The student (not the parents) will then receive a letter or email within a day or two informing them that they must appear before a Community Standards officer to discuss the case. This is when you should contact a top UConn school discipline criminal defense lawyer attorney to determine how to handle the meeting. There are scenarios where being completely honest will save you from being expelled; and there are other times where you must use discretion in what you share with the school.
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Call a UConn Arrest / Student Defense Criminal Lawyer Today
So if you or your child has been arrested at UConn and is ordered to appear in Rockville Superior Court in Vernon Connecticut, contact one of the UConn criminal defense attorneys at Mark Sherman Law today. We will work closely and compassionately with you and your family with one objective: to get you or your child’s charges dismissed and expunged, keep your child in school, and keep their academic transcript clean.
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