This guide provides essential information for parents and students on high school campus crimes in New Braunfels and Central Texas. Judges in New Braunfels and Central Texas usually give juvenile defendants lighter punishments because of their age. However, students face additional consequences for committing crimes on high school campuses and while attending school.
A recent report showed that 77% of schools reported one or more crime incidents, amounting to 1.4 million. Prosecutors charged tens of thousands of students with crimes that occurred inside and outside their high schools.
The consequences of high school campus crime can be devastating. A criminal conviction can impact a high school student’s ability to attend college and apply for financial aid. Schools can expel or suspend high school students convicted of a felony or specific misdemeanor. The worst outcome is imprisonment.
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My principal office is in New Braunfels. I serve students in high schools in Austin, San Antonio, San Marcos, and Central Texas. I help students at campuses like New Braunfels High School, Canyon High School, Smithson Valley High School, Samuel Clemens High School, San Marcos High School, Lehman High School, Dripping Springs High School, Lake Travis High School, and Hays High School.
Common High School Campus Crimes
The most commonly charged high school campus crimes in New Braunfels and Central Texas are assault and drug possession. Other common high school campus crimes include:
- DUI — Driving Under the Influence is a separate crime from Driving While Intoxicated
- Drug possession — Drug use, including the abuse of prescription and “study drugs,” is common among high school students
- Alcohol consumption — Minors charged with consuming or possessing alcohol can face fines up to $4,000
- Sexual assault — Reports of nonconsensual sex are increasing as society becomes more aware of sexual assaults among students
- Theft and vandalism — The destruction of property is a serious crime with serious consequences
- High school teacher abuse and inappropriate relationships — Authorities aggressively investigate allegations of assaults and sexual encounters between high school teachers and students.
Contact me for a free case review if you or your student is charged with a high school campus crime in Comal County, or other Central Texas counties such as Hays County, Guadalupe County, Travis County, or Bexar County.