Student Offenses

Legal Help for University Students

If you are a student at a North Carolina college or university who faces criminal charges, your right to continue your education may be at risk. During such a stressful time of uncertainty, the attorneys at Maitland & English Law Firm, PLLC are here to help. We all live in the area, and we are all University of North Carolina graduates. We know the area, the North Carolina laws and the court system. You can trust us to handle your legal needs.

Criminal Defense For Student Offenders

A criminal charge for a college student could mean a criminal record and result in 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, we are here to help you. We represent North Carolina college and university students charged with a wide range of crimes, including:

  • 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,” meaning it is a crime simply because you are not yet 21 years old. You do not have to be legally impaired to be charged with underage drinking.

Often, when a student is charged with underage drinking, they face additional charges such as public indecency or identity fraud. We know how to defend you against these charges and also look out for your academic interests. We understand that you’re at college to earn a degree and start a career. We want to help you by successfully defending you against any criminal charge.

Your Solution Starts With A Consultation

Things may feel uncertain in the wake of an arrest. We welcome the opportunity to review the facts of your case and recommend an effective course of action. Call 919-265-0800 or contact us online to schedule a consultation.