BSU Mobile Logo

Expect More. Achieve More.

Right to Know

This BSU Student Handbook is a guide to students rights, responsibilities and resources.

Legal Risks of Drugs and Alcohol

The legal risks of illegal drug and alcohol use are severe.

Underage (21) Possession of Alcohol: Can be arrested, subject to $50 fine ($150 for subsequent offenses) and mandatory three-month license suspension.

Possession and use of Marijuana: Can be ticketed and fined $100.

Possession of Cocaine: (Crack, etc.) Can be arrested with imprisonment up to one year, a fine up to $1,000, or some combination. Potential for loss of license up to five years.

Possession of Marijuana with Intent to Distribute: Can be arrested with imprisonment for up to two and one half years or a fine of up to $5,000. Potential for loss of license for up to five years. Subsequent offenses could lead to imprisonment for not less than one year and/or a fine of up to $10,000.

Possession of Cocaine: (Crack, etc.) with Intent to Distribute: Can be arrested with imprisonment for up to 10 years or a fine of up to $10,000. Potential for loss of license for up to five years.

Driving while Intoxicated: Can be arrested with a fine up to $5,000 or imprisonment up to two and one-half years, or some combination. License can be suspended or revoked. If you register a .08 or over (.02 for under 21), a police officer will immediately take your license.

Driving with an Open Container: Can be arrested with a fine from $100 to $500.

Forgery or Alteration of Massachusetts Driver's License or Possession of Altered Document: Can be arrested with a fine up to $500, imprisonment up to five years or some combination. Loss of license for one year.

Underage (21) Purchase or Attempted Purchase of Alcohol: Subject to $300 fine and mandatory three-month license suspension.

Purchasing Alcohol for Minors: A fine up to $2,000, imprisonment up to six months or some combination.

Bridgewater State University
Student Handbook 2016-2017
All Rights Reserved