Don’t Let One Mistake In College Ruin Your Future
A study by the National Institutes of Health states that the human brain is not fully mature until age 25. This may explain why many teens and college students make poor choices without considering the effects on their immediate and long-term future. If you or your child has been arrested or charged with a crime, it is important to speak with an experienced criminal defense lawyer as soon as possible to mitigate the consequences.
At Young & Young, Attorneys at Law, we have years of experience defending Charleston-area college students against a full range of criminal charges and school offenses. After working as prosecutors, we understand the negative effect that a criminal record can have on a young person’s future. Even a relatively minor offense such as underage drinking or shoplifting can result in a criminal record. Potential employers, landlords and volunteer organizations may turn down applicants with criminal records. Schools may also take action against students who are charged with crimes. A DUI/DWI conviction may result in a loss of scholarship or financial aid.
We Represent College Students For Both Criminal Charges And College Disciplinary Hearings
Students can be charged with any type of crime, but a few of the most common offenses in South Carolina include:
- Underage drinking, minor in possession, public intoxication
- Possession of a fake ID
- Drug possession
- Shoplifting and theft
We will investigate the case and work to get the criminal charges reduced or dismissed, when possible.
In addition, often, when a college student is charged with a criminal offense, the college or university will hold a separate disciplinary hearing. During that hearing, the college or university will determine if the student should be suspended, expelled or any other range of disciplinary penalties. As former prosecutors and experienced criminal defense lawyers, we have the skills to represent you for these school hearings.