If you're attending college, you should know that the actions you take will affect you. Once you're over the age of 18, you're a legal adult. You can make adult decisions, and you'll also be penalized for them if they violate the law.
Common college crimes include drinking and driving, using drugs, burglary, motor vehicle theft and aggravated assaults. Any of these can lead to serious consequences, including losing federal loan qualifications, jobs and even being suspended or forced to leave school completely.
On-campus crimes are common as a result of new people sharing rooms together, groups of young people staying in close areas and making mistakes due to peer pressure and other factors. As someone who has been accused of a crime, it's now your responsibility to do what you can to eliminate or reduce those charges. Your best bet is to work with your attorney to do so, so you have a good chance of being able to stay in school and protect your chance at the future you envision for yourself.
Why is a college crime so serious?
While it might be your first offense and a mistake you'd never make again, a college crime is serious because it has real-life consequences. You could lose your position as the president of a school organization, lose your federal school loan funding, lose your license or even get removed from a program for your career of choice.
Your attorney can help you look into your options for a defense. You're young, so you deserve a chance to succeed.