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Arrested during Spring Break at Myrtle Beach?

Spring Break is a classic college ritual where students want to let loose and have some fun. Sometimes, however, excessive drinking and partying can lead to an arrest. This can be an incredibly intimidating experience, especially if you are a first-time offender. 

Whether police caught you drinking underage or law enforcement officers arrested you on other charges, the important thing now is to understand your next steps and build an effective strategy for your defense and for moving forward. You may benefit from seeking out an attorney who works with college students in similar situations.

University of South Carolina tops arrest list

The South is no stranger to college arrests. The University of South Carolina came in number one on this list of the top 10 colleges for spring break underage drinking arrests in Okaloosa and Walton counties in Florida. Spring break destinations such as Florida and Myrtle Beach are popular party spots, and as such, arrest rates often rise during that time. For students arrested during spring break, their first step is often finding a local attorney who understands South Carolina law and handles these types of cases.

Drug charges can carry high penalties

Another common arrest on spring break is for drug charges, both possession and selling. You may consider defending yourself, but the potential penalties are such that this is not a wise idea. There can be many limitations as a result of an improper defense, and you may face jail time. What's more, your entire college career may be at risk, putting your ability to earn a degree in jeopardy, and thus possibly hampering your long-term career prospects. With so much at stake, you simply cannot take the risk of going in blind. 

Although Spring Break arrests are common, not everyone takes the same path following an arrest. Those who prepare well in terms of their legal defense are likely to have more successful outcomes when compared to others who take the charges lightly and do not inform themselves about the potential consequences. Consulting with a legal professional may be the best first step you can take to ensure your arrest does not hang as a black cloud over your bright future.

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