The fall semester is upon us and ASU students are resuming classes this
week, with many joining the ranks of college for the very first time.
As students are getting moved into dorms or local apartments, and situated
for the start of the school year, we want to remind students and families
to keep safety in mind both on and off campus. Some common safety tips
to remember include bicycle safety, locking your bicycle to prevent
theft, locking car doors, not leaving valuables in your car, and using the 'buddy
system' when walking around campus at night. See ASU's website
for additional safety tips and to learn more about 'ASU Alert'
and other campus safety protocols.
According to ASU's website,
Tempe Police and ASU Police are joining forces and ramping up their patrols
to ensure the safety of students and residents and also in an effort to
enforce both traffic laws as well as alcohol related violations. Some
of the high traffic areas these police agencies will be focusing on include,
University Drive & College Avenue, Apache Boulevard
& College Avenue, and
Apache Boulevard & McAllister Avenue. The officers will be spreading awareness during the first week and giving
warnings before they begin issuing traffic citations next week. ASU Police
and Tempe Police will also be working jointly for the first several weeks
of the new school year on their annual Back to School DUI Task Force,
cracking down on alcohol related violations such as
Minor in Consumption, and
Minor in Possession. With over 58,000 students enrolled at the Tempe Campus, and a notable
night life with restaurants, bars and entertainment along Mill Avenue
and nearby Tempe Beach Park, as well as numerous large events in Tempe
throughout the year, there is an increased potential for impaired drivers
and other related crimes, such as
Disorderly Conduct, and other similar youth alcohol violations. Remember to stay safe at
home and on campus, as well as at parties, riding your bicycle and driving
your car. Drink responsibly and always use a designated driver.
If you have been charged with an alcohol related violation in the City of
Minor in Consumption,
Minor in Possession, Fake ID,
Underage DUI, Furnishing Alcohol to a Minor or any other alcohol related violation,
it is important to seek the advice of an experienced
Tempe DUI Criminal Defense Attorney. The government takes these cases very seriously and the consequences
can include the possibility of jail time, probation, fees and fines, alcohol
screening and classes, community work service and other penalties. If
you are a student, this may also jeopardize your opportunity for certain
scholarships, or your participation on athletic teams, and will also result
in a criminal record if you are convicted. The Firm has represented countless
ASU students and other young adults with these types of cases and has
a proven track record in bringing many of these cases to successful resolution.
**This blog should be used for informational purposes only. It does not
create an attorney-client relationship with any reader and should not
be construed as legal advice. If you need legal advice, please contact
the Firm to schedule a consultation regarding your case.