In some situations, Wisconsin college students may end up with DUI charges. When facing DUI charges, it is important to treat the matter seriously. Why? Because it can have an impact on the rest of your time in college.
Today, we will look at how DUI convictions change the trajectory of a college student’s life. In some cases, the impact can even change your post-college career.
How schools handle DUI convictions
The College Investor looks into how a college student’s life may suffer due to DUI convictions. First, a DUI conviction may actually prevent you from continuing your schooling. It is somewhat rare for a college to outright expel a student for a DUI conviction. Though it is not unheard of, this punishment is often reserved for high stakes DUI crimes. This may include if a death happened due to a DUI crash.
More often, colleges will pull funding for a student. If they were sponsoring the student in some way or providing a scholarship, this may end. Colleges can also ban a student from on-campus housing. This housing is more affordable than off-campus housing. Students forced to house off campus may not have the money to do so.
The impact of a suspended license
With a suspended license, you may suffer in social and work ways. It is sometimes harder to hold a job down without private transport. You cannot use private transport for social things if on a suspended license. Some careers are off limits to DUI convicts, too. This includes any job that requires a commercial driver’s license.
As you can see, the impact of a DUI conviction is vast. Students should treat any DUI charge as a serious risk because of this.