Which brings me to a last and important issue concerning college students. Most young people do not realize that if you are in college and you have a grant scholarship or loan and you have a DUI conviction that is a General Sessions Court conviction then you are guilty of a felony. If you are guilty of that, then you will lose your scholarship loans and or grants and have to pay for school on your own.

It is very important in those cases to defeat a DUI if you can. If not a dismissal, then at least to be able to reduce the charge to a lesser offense, for example to a traffic ticket level charge and not something that effects this young person’s life forever.

By Freddy Woods