College life should remain centered around education and growing socially. However, there are some instances where a mistake may result in charges that put your academic future in jeopardy. 

Some student actions may lead to serious trouble at the college and criminal level. To avoid becoming a statistic, we have put together a list of the most common campus infractions that may lead to a mark on your record. 

Underage drinking 

The most common activity college students get in trouble for engaging in is on and off-campus drinking. The legal age to purchase and use alcohol is 21, but this does not stop the trend of drinking. Consuming alcohol alone may qualify as a crime in the campus rules. However, it is more often what drinking may lead to that can get you into trouble. When drunk, your inhibitions may weaken, and you may make poor choices like making unwanted advances towards another student, theft and trespassing. Avoiding alcohol while at school may save you from a record. 

Drug transactions 

Many college students need a way to make some extra cash. Whether it is to pay for tuition or social activities, it is never a bad idea to work while in college. However, if you choose to sell drugs to others, you may face not only campus consequences but also criminal ones. You may not think it a problem to sell your prescription to others if it helps them. When you do this, it is possible that you are committing a misdemeanor or even a felony, depending on the type of drug you sell. Thus, look for more lawful ways to make money and avoid this common crime. 

Dealing with a campus inquiry may, unfortunately, lead to one in front of a judge in court. To find out more about available assistance, follow this link.