Students at District universities, including George Washington, Georgetown, and American University are finding dorms decidedly unfriendly to pot smokers.
A rash of marijuana arrests has focused on University zero tolerance.
Smoking can lead to a possession charge, explosion the dormitory, loss of scholarship, and suspension. Distribution, even to friends, can lead to expulsion from the University.
Marijuana’s distinctive smell, both burnt and raw, has led to numerous arrests. Some students from California, Colorado or other pot friendly states are surprised by how seriously weed cases are treated in D.C.
Resident dormitory contracts can allow university employees to enter student rooms without a warrant. Many students don’t realize that by agreeing to live in a dorm, they may be sacrificing their 4th Amendment rights.
A campus weed charge typically leads to a university disciplinary hearing and a misdemeanor charge in Superior Court. Possession of over 1/2 pound can be charged as a felony.
If you have been charged in a pot case in:
- Georgetown University
- George Washington University
- American University
- Catholic University
- George Mason University
- University of Maryland
- Johns Hopkins University
Our experienced marijuana defense lawyers can help you stay in school and defend against the charges. Call Zukerberg Law Center today to protect your rights. 202.232.8484
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