By: Shanlon Wu
If you have been arrested while you’re in college—even if it wasn’t on campus — you run the risk of being punished twice for the same crime.
Twice? But doesn’t the U.S. Constitution protect people from being tried twice for the same crime? These are valid questions you might be asking, and the answer is yes, it does. But disciplinary proceedings at colleges and universities are not criminal trials, so it’s highly possible that you can face both criminal charges and disciplinary action for the same offense.