I represent many Penn State students who are charged with criminal offenses stemming from alcohol and drug related incidents. Some charges are directly related to drugs and alcohol, such as possession of marijuana, underage drinking, and public drunkenness. However, many of my clients are charged with offenses such as burglary and criminal trespass after having a bit too much and going into the wrong apartment or dorm room. Other students get a bit angrier after drinking and get charged with assault offenses, sometimes of the misdemeanor simple assault variety, but other times clients are charged with felony offenses of aggravated assault. The key factor is that the client had a bit too much to drink, and the over-consumption led to poor decision making.
Alcohol is a part of life at Penn State. Whether you are a student exploring your newfound freedom from your parents or a die-hard Nittany Lions sports fan, there is a good chance you will sip on an ice cold beverage at a game. Of course, you have to get to the stadium, arena or court and back home again.