University of Arizona students cited by the University of Arizona Police Department (UAPD) or other local law enforcement can find themselves in a difficult position. A student cited may be prosecuted both by the Pima County Attorney in the Pima County Justice or Superior Court, as well as by the University of Arizona Dean of Students Office. The Dean of Students becomes involved when they become aware of a violation of the Student Code of Conduct, which typically occurs when a student is accused of a crime on or off campus. This makes an already serious criminal charge even more troublesome for the accused because he or she could face academic penalties as well.
The possibility of penalties from two different entities can be overwhelming for an already busy student. Punishment from both the University and the courts will result in marks on the student’s criminal and academics records. Charges from UAPD should be taken seriously. As a UA Alum himself, Brian offers free consultations and discounted rates to UA students who have been cited by UAPD