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Can a DUI charge hurt your college prospects?

As an underage student in Florida aspiring to attend college in the near future, you have a lot to gain ahead of you. Unfortunately, this also means that you have a lot to lose. If you're facing a DUI charge, you may be wondering, "is my future education at risk?"

This is a very good question to be asking, and in some cases, the answer is yes. Ignition Interlock Help points out that you must disclose your criminal record when applying to a vast majority of colleges. What does this mean for you? Simply put, if you have a DUI conviction on your record, you'll need to report it. Trying to lie about a DUI conviction or reporting it incorrectly can result in instant expulsion if you are accepted without disclosing all of the proper information, and can lead to your rejection if it's discovered before you're accepted.

If your DUI charge is a misdemeanor, chances are a little better that this blemish will be overlooked in favor of your achievements, grades, and other positive points. However, if your DUI charge is a felony, you may have a more difficult time finding acceptance. Additionally, if you have multiple DUI convictions on your record, this is considered grounds for rejection in many universities as they believe it shows certain characteristics or behavioral patterns that are considered unsavory in one of their accepted students.

This is only one of many reasons as to why you should be taking DUI charges seriously. The impact that it can have on your educational future is unfortunately all too real.

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