A 3-week vacation with a lifetime of consequences

A 3-week vacation with a lifetime of consequences

On Behalf of | Apr 4, 2023 | Criminal Defense

Spring break is a time when young people cement social bonds in a relatively inhibition-free environment. They also tend to go a little wild.

This celebration could result in a variety of criminal charges. For your future and for the future of your children, it is important to understand the potential consequences of a conviction. With that in mind, this article will look at some common and not-so-common spring-break crimes.


Driving under the influence is a common charge, especially when the celebrations take place closer to home. College students who receive DUI convictions typically have a range of consequences, depending on their ages, criminal histories and other details of their cases. Examples range from mandatory ignition interlock devices to jail time.

Travel crimes

There are many acts involving border crossings that could result in federal criminal charges. This could include everything from falsifying travel documents to transporting terrorists. While college students are rarely the masterminds of these types of crimes, they might still face charges if they are part of a group that engages in criminal activity.

Drug trafficking

Drug trafficking charges are serious accusations that could result in a variety of stringent penalties. Although many resort towns in popular international destinations have ample security, some of the more adventurous and unlucky spring breakers still might somehow embroil themselves in international drug trafficking schemes.

Some issues, such as allegations of drug possession, might result in the potential for either a federal or state criminal charge. There are various factors that could influence this. For example, drug possession that crosses state or international borders is more likely to result in a federal charge.