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College Students Face Devastating Consequences

Even a minor error in judgment can have a disastrous impact on an education and a promising career. Facing the consequences in their educational, personal and professional lives, it is critical that college students — and their parents — seek the guidance of a skilled criminal defense lawyer as soon in the process as possible.

Both lawyers at Young & Young, Attorneys at Law, have experience as former criminal prosecutors. This understanding of the criminal justice system gives us the insight necessary to counteract the prosecutor’s tactics in the trial. Additionally, this insight — coupled with our understanding of university disciplinary boards — allows us to properly advise our clients regarding the process and the serious penalties they might be facing.

Discuss your case with one of our dedicated criminal defense lawyers. We represent South Carolina college students in criminal cases and before college and university legal committees. Following a conviction, we can also discuss the possibility of sealing criminal records.

Educational Impact Of Criminal Conduct

Students face a range of consequences if they are convicted of a criminal offense. Penalties such as jail time, fines and community service can dramatically impact an individual’s future. However, even if the student is not found guilty in a criminal court, he or she might face an educational disciplinary board. The student might face consequences such as:

  • Suspension
  • Expulsion
  • Rehabilitative coursework
  • Reprimand in his or her permanent record

These severe consequences might also reach further into a young person’s life impacting his or her ability to receive an advanced degree through postgraduate schooling. For even a minor infraction, it is imperative that you schedule a free consultation to discuss the specifics of your case. Please call 843-619-7755 or reach our office by completing the convenient online contact form on this website.