College Disciplinary Hearings
College students face penalties and social stigma when they are arrested or even accused of a crime. Students are required to attend disciplinary hearings for violations of both state laws and also campus codes of conduct. You or your loved one can face permanent consequences to your education, including being ineligible to qualify for loans, grants, scholarships, or financial aid, which shifts the burden completely onto you or your parents’ shoulders. In addition, fellowship or internship opportunities may also become unavailable and future job prospects may become severely limited. You may even be kicked out of school.
With your future on the line, it's important to have someone you trust at your back. Attorney Christopher Jones has handled thousands of cases over the years and is committed to fighting for the best possible outcome on each client's behalf. We are available 24/7 to set up free case evaluations!
In short, your reasons for going to college can be compromised. It is vital that you call Gainesville criminal defense lawyer Chris Jones for the help you need.Common Offenses Affecting College Students
In addition to all the crimes that affect non-college students, there are a number of issues that are unique to those in college or university.
Crimes commonly associated with college students include the following:
- Using, making, or selling fake IDs
- Violating campus codes of conduct
- Violent crimes, including assault and battery
- Drug crimes, such as possession of marijuana
- Underage drinking or underage DUI
- Public intoxication from drugs or alcohol
- Petit theft or shoplifting
- Disorderly conduct
- Rape or other sex crimes
Even small skirmishes can be blown out of proportion by police. Slight injuries, the smallest thefts, or the simplest of mistakes can be overcharged depending on the testimony or statements of the alleged victim or witnesses. Misdemeanors can quickly become felonies, and, in these cases, it takes the help of skilled Gainesville criminal defense lawyer Chris Jones to help.
We work with college students throughout Central Florida and have guided clients through disciplinary hearings on a number of campuses, including the University of Florida, the Lake City Community College, City College, the College of Central Florida, and other area colleges and universities. It is important that you never ignore a disciplinary summons, as doing so could add sanctions against you. Instead, trust Attorney Chris Jones for the help you need during disciplinary hearings.
At our firm, out attorney is dedicated to staying up to date with the latest laws in order to ensure that your rights are fully protected and you know all of your options. Call 352.377.7800 for assistance 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, after you’ve been arrested or accused.