Protecting The Rights of College Students Who Are Arrested For Drugs
When a college student faces drug charges, it can cause considerable damage to their education and future. Aside from potential disciplinary action from their school, they could also face steep consequences, including jail time and a criminal record.
If your child is facing criminal charges, it is important to consult an attorney as soon as possible. At Bull & Reinhardt, PLLC, our attorneys have over four decades of combined experience defending young people charged with crimes in North Carolina. Throughout the legal process, we will defend your child and ensure that he or she is treated fairly.
Representing College Students In The Asheville Area
Based in Asheville, we support and represent college students throughout our community. A college student facing drug charges can have significant issues with future employers, landlords, educational institutions and more.
Working To Avoid A Damaging Conviction
Our goal is to prevent a damaging conviction and minimize the consequences. One of the most negative outcomes from a conviction is a criminal record, which could affect your child for the rest of his or her life. There are several things our lawyers can do to prevent this:
- Deferral. This is an agreement negotiated with the prosecutor. If the student demonstrates good conduct and behavior, the charges could be dismissed.
- Dismissal. If the charges are a first-time offense, they could be dismissed upon successful completion of a diversion program, among other viable options.
- Conditional dismissal. After the student pleads or is found guilty, he or she is placed on probation. A court judgment will not be entered, based upon a successful probationary period.
As seasoned criminal defense attorneys, we are skilled in both negotiation and litigation strategies. In many cases involving college students and drug charges, we can negotiate with the prosecutor before the case would even go to trial. Should the case go to court, we have decades of litigation experience to aggressively represent your child.
Clearing a past conviction. If your child already has a criminal record from a past conviction, our attorneys may be able to clear it using the expunction process.
Consult With An Experienced Attorney
Don’t let a drug arrest alter the bright future of your college student. Discussing the case with us immediately, including before any school disciplinary hearings, can help enhance the overall outcome. Schedule a free initial consultation at our Asheville office by calling 828-348-8053 or sending us an email.