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Can DUI Affect College Acceptance?

Facing DUI charges often results in serious consequences, including a license suspension, hefty fines, and even jail time. However, those aren’t the only consequences of a DUI conviction. A DUI can also affect a person’s college acceptance. Our Orange County DUI defense lawyers explain how DUI can affect a person seeking college acceptance.

How Does a DUI Record Affect College Admissions?

Having a DUI on your record can impact your ability to get into the college of your choice. Most college applications ask if a person has ever been convicted of a crime. If you’re convicted of a DUI, you will need to disclose it in your application. Depending on the school’s policy, they may do one of three things if you’ve been convicted of a DUI.

Deny College Admission

The college or university can reject an application because of a simple DUI. Schools with strict policies often don’t allow students with a criminal record to be enrolled in their programs.

Consider the DUI to Make an Admission Decision

Schools that don’t have strict policies may still consider a DUI to make a decision. For example, if there are limited admissions left, and they have to choose between an applicant with a DUI record and an applicant with a clean record, they may choose the one without a DUI.

Ignore the DUI

Some schools don’t consider misdemeanors or DUIs when a student is applying. They often focus on the academic portion of the application to make their decision, rather than their criminal record.

Orange County DUI Defense Lawyers

If you’re afraid that your DUI charges will affect your future, our team at Law Offices of Virginia L. Landry, Inc. is here to help you. Our Orange County DUI defense attorneys have the knowledge, skills, and experience needed to help you develop a strong defense. We’ve helped people throughout Southern California get their DUI charges reduced or even dismissed. We are ready to help you obtain the best possible results for your case.

Contact our Orange County DUI defense attorneys today at (949) 537-2202 to schedule a consultation!