Criminal Defense Of College Students
College students who are charged with crimes can face consequences that go far beyond spending the night in jail. Many people do not realize that a criminal conviction or guilty plea will result in a permanent criminal record, which can affect your child’s college career, including eligibility for clerkships and internships as well as applying for that initial job out of college, and these effects can last for the rest of his or her life. Even crimes that occur off campus can have immediate as well as lasting negative effects!
At Breeding Olinzock Carter Crippen, we provide a strong defense for college students. If you are a parent whose child has been charged with a crime while attending the University of Tennessee, Pellissippi State Community College, South College, Roane State Community College or another college or technical school in Tennessee, we offer a free initial consultation to discuss your child’s case and possible defenses.
Our attorneys are very knowledgeable and experienced in representing students. We have had success in helping students navigate criminal charges, while assisting them in remaining eligible to receive their professional licenses and obtaining full-time employment. Attorney Jimmy Carter is a former firefighter and paramedic and understands the importance of helping students fight the criminal charges against them. Our attorneys will help protect your child’s future and minimize the potential consequences your child faces for charges such as:
- Underage drinking or possession of alcohol
- Fake ID charges
- Disorderly conduct
- Theft and shoplifting
- Sex crimes
- Drug charges, including possession and possession with intent to sell marijuana, meth, cocaine, heroin and prescription drugs
Consequences Of A Criminal Conviction
Employers, professional licensing organization, graduate schools, banks, licensing organizations and other institutions routinely conduct background checks of applicants. A criminal record could affect your child’s student loans and financial aid, housing, choice of graduate schools and careers, and future employment. Some charges may result in suspension or expulsion from school.
Don’t let a single mistake affect your child for the rest of his or her life. An experienced lawyer may be able to resolve criminal charges without a conviction. Tennessee offers first-offender programs, judicial diversion programs and expungement of arrest records.
For More Information About DUI, Drug Possession And Other Criminal Charges
Let our experienced attorneys protect your rights and your future. For more information or to schedule a consultation with our college student criminal defense attorneys, call our Knoxville, Tennessee, office at 865-670-8535 or fill out our contact form.