Student Offenses

Legal Help for University Students

Many of the students at our local colleges and universities are originally from North Carolina. However, Duke University, North Carolina State University (NCSU) and the University of North Carolina (UNC) at Chapel Hill (Go Tar Heels!) have a significant number of out-of-state students.

If you are charged with a crime and are a student at a North Carolina college or university, you may not know where to turn to for help. The answer is: turn to us. Our attorneys all live in the area and are UNC graduates. We know the area, the North Carolina laws and the court system. You can trust The Maitland Law Firm, PLLC to handle your legal needs.

For criminal defense of any misdemeanor or felony charge, contact The Maitland Law Firm, PLLC for an experienced attorney to handle your matter.

Criminal Defense for Student Offenders

A criminal charge for a college student could mean a criminal record and cause the loss of a scholarship, damage to future employment options, hinder your ability to rent an apartment and even put you at risk for expulsion.

Whether your arrest started with the campus police or the state patrol, The Maitland Law Firm, PLLC would like to help you. We represent North Carolina college and university students charged with the following types of crimes:

  • DWI
  • Underage Possession of Alcohol
  • Fake ID or fraudulent documentation (identity fraud)
  • Public Intoxication and Urination
  • Drug crimes including possession or distribution
  • Assault and battery
  • Shoplifting
  • Traffic Violations

Underage drinking is a status crime. This means that it is a crime simply because you are not yet 21 years of age. You do not have to be legally impaired in order to be charged with underage drinking.

The typical issue that our attorneys have seen with underage drinking is that there are other charges at the same time, such as public indecency or identity fraud.

The attorneys of Maitland Law understand how to defend your criminal charges and also look out for your academic interests. We understand that you're at college to earn a degree and start a career — and we'd like to help you get there by successfully defending your criminal charge.