What to Expect if Your Child is Arrested While Attending Arizona State University

Posted by Raymond Kimble | Feb 11, 2019 | 0 Comments

Arizona State University has one of the largest student enrolment populations in the country. With campuses spread out across Tempe, Phoenix and Mesa and many on-campus and off campus housing options, many students choose ASU to continue their education.  At the same time, ASU also has a reputation for being "party school and hosts many sporting events, concerts  and other widely attended activities."  Consequently, students and visitors to the ASU campus and surrounding areas often find themselves being contacted by the Arizona State University Police Department or the Tempe Police Department for a number of reasons.

Generally, ASU students and campus visitors incur charges such as DUI, underage drinking, possession of marijuana or other drugs, disorderly conduct or trespassing if contacted and investigated by the police.  However on some occasions, students are also charged with more serious offenses such as sale of marijuana or other drugs, assault or burglary. Unfortunately, any criminal charge or conviction could affect a student's standing at the university as well as his or her ability to secure a good job following graduation.

Whether cited for a DUI, underage drinking or other misdemeanor offense by the ASU Campus Police Department, you will be directed to appear at the University Lakes Justice Court which is located at 201 East Chicago Street, Chandler, Arizona.  There, you will meet with a prosecutor from the Maricopa County Attorney's Office who will discuss with you, or your lawyer, the facts of your case and any potential plea offers. If arrested by the Tempe Police Department, you will be required to appear at Tempe Municipal Court and meet with a member of the city prosecutor's office.  In more serious felony cases, you will be required to appear in the Maricopa County Superior Court.

Charges filed against ASU students will proceed in  the same manner as any other criminal charge. Specifically, your first court appearance will be an arraignment where a "Not Guilty" plea is usually entered followed by pre-trial conferences with the prosecutor with the goal of reaching a potential resolution.  Finally, if your case is not resolved by a dismissal, plea agreement or diversion,  a trial date will be scheduled. 

Aside from the potential penalties allowed by law including a permanent conviction, fines, probation or even jail, students charged with criminal offenses on the ASU campus also risk disciplinary measures from the school.  Students can be served with a code of conduct violation, required to appear at a disciplinary hearing and can face suspension, classes or even expulsion depending upon the nature of the allegation.

Undoubtedly, you should treat any allegation of criminal conduct very seriously as a conviction could affect your standing at Arizona State University and negatively impact your ability to find gainful employment following graduation.  Given the potential consequences, you should immediately contact an experienced criminal defense attorney who can thoroughly investigate the charges against you, negotiate the case with the prosecutor and obtain the most favorable outcome possible. 

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If you, a family member or friend has been arrested for a DUI or any other criminal  offense at Arizona State University,  Tempe, Arizona or any other city within the greater Phoenix area, it is important that you immediately begin working with a qualified attorney who can effectively represent you in the court of law and take necessary steps to protect your rights and your future.  Attorney Raymond Kimble is a former police officer, DUI and felony prosecutor and has represented thousands of people charged with DUI, misdemeanor and felony crimes in Tempe, Mesa, Gilbert, Scottsdale, Phoenix and other cities throughout Maricopa and Pinal Counties over the last twenty years. Ray Kimble  will have a clear understanding of all the circumstances in your case, along with the knowledge, and skill and experience to achieve the best possible outcome for you.

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Raymond Kimble

About Raymond Kimble Attorney Raymond Kimble has built his law practice on the philosophy that each client deserves consistent individual attention. Ray realizes that being charged with a DUI or criminal offense is one of the most stressful events in a person's life. A DUI, felony or misdemeanor arrest can involve prison or jail time, probation, huge fines and a criminal record. Consequently, people who face DUI, felony or misdemeanor charges in Arizona are placed at risk of losing employment or being barred from future job opportunities. Ray works to lessen his client's anxiety by ensuring that they have direct access to him at all times and can reach him by e-mail, cell phone or text during normal business hours as well as nights or weekends if they have a pressing question or concern. Raymond Kimble is a dedicated DUI and criminal defense lawyer who has built a reputation of working tirelessly to protect his client's constitutional rights, their future and liberty. Ray strives to provide the strongest defense possible for each client despite the obstacles they may face. Put Experience to Work for You Raymond Kimble's twenty years of experience with respect to DUI, misdemeanor and felony criminal charges extends well beyond law school where he graduated within the top ten percent of his class. Ray was a police officer for ten years prior to becoming an attorney. As a police officer, Ray was trained in both DUI and criminal investigation and his personal involvement in criminal cases while a police officer certainly gives him a unique perspective when reviewing police reports, interviewing witnesses and challenging physical evidence. Ray often identifies legal issues or mistakes made by police during an investigation through his own personal experience as a patrol officer. In addition to his police experience, Raymond Kimble worked as a prosecutor with the Maricopa County Attorney's Office where he was responsible for prosecuting DUI, felony and misdemeanor crimes. During his tenure as a prosecutor, Ray conducted a number of jury trials and hearings related to the admissibility of evidence. Through his involvement with these cases as a prosecutor, Ray learned how to properly evaluate the strength and weaknesses of a DUI, misdemeanor or felony charge and became skilled in jury selection, argument, and the direct and cross examination of both civilian witnesses, experts and police officers. Of course, Raymond Kimble's expertise extends beyond his experience as a police officer and prosecutor. Specifically, Ray has successfully represented thousands of people during the last fifteen years throughout Maricopa County, Arizona. To best serve his Clients, Raymond remains current on changes in the law as well as police tactics by regularly attending seminars focused on defending criminal charges and reading the latest articles and books related to DUI and criminal defense. Ray also regularly writes criminal defense blogs and posts so that people faced with a criminal charge are better informed about their rights.


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