It happens every April and every October. Tens of thousands of college students from across the region go to Keeneland for the thrill of horse racing, and maybe to drink in the parking lot. Inevitably, some of these students are underage. Any given weekend several students will be ticketed or arrested for crimes ranging from public intoxication to possession of a fake ID.
Many first time offenders will be eligible to take advantage of a diversion program to have the charge dismissed and expunged. Even some multiple offenders may be eligible for diversion. But even if your case is diverted, mugshots and police records can continue to haunt you even after your charge is supposedly removed from your record. Our firm has helped hundreds of Kentuckians clear youthful indiscretions from their records.
Additionally, criminal charges aren’t your only concern. Under the University of Kentucky Code of Student Conduct (UK AR 4-10) if you violate any state law or local ordinance you can face sanctions, regardless of where the violation occurs.
“The Code applies to behavior that occurs on or off UK Premises” – UK Code of Student Conduct.
Almost all other college codes of Student Conduct have a similar provision. Because of this, we take even very minor charges very seriously. If you are arrested at Keeneland, or anywhere off campus for underage drinking, give us a call before you go to court. We have experience representing students in court and in Student Conduct Hearings.
Contact our Lexington criminal defense attorneys at Baldani Law Group to figure out what to do next. We can listen to the facts and help you decide what is best for you.