Don’t Let Criminal Charges Threaten Your Child’s Education
College is a time of growth, education and exploration. Unfortunately, many young people get carried away with their new-found freedom and make poor choices. If they are lucky, the consequences of those choices are minimal. If they are unlucky, they may face criminal charges. They don’t have to face those charges alone, however.
If you or your child is facing criminal charges, contact Waldo Law Firm, PLLC. For over 25 years, we have been defending clients’ legal rights against criminal charges. Our father-son team of college student crime attorneys has deep roots in the community, including Ole Miss and campuses across northern Mississippi.
Common Criminal Matters Among College Students
At Waldo Law Firm, we see many college students come through our doors for legal help each year. The most common issues we assist them with include:
As you can see, these crimes range from minor misdemeanors to very serious felonies. We have experience with all levels of criminal charges and are ready to defend you immediately. The earlier you involve an attorney in your case, the more likely we can successfully argue for the charges to be dismissed or reduced. If you are facing a first offense, some counties have diversion programs that allow you to keep the offense off your record.
Facing The Consequences Of A Criminal Conviction
Unless you are facing felony charges, you may think that the consequences don’t sound so bad and may be willing to sign the first plea deal the prosecution offers. Keep in mind, however, that the criminal justice system is not the only place you will be penalized. Your education may also be in jeopardy. Most colleges and universities have conduct codes, and many will initiate their own investigations for sexual assault allegations. In addition, some criminal charges will threaten your student financial aid. Don’t take chances with your future. We will fight for you to keep your record clean and continue with your education.
Discuss Your Options Today
The sooner you contact us, the sooner we can start building a strong legal defense for your case. Call our Pontotoc office today at 662-871-3730 or fill out our online form. We will reply promptly.