Drugs on Campus in North Carolina
Hire a Wilmington Criminal Defense Attorney
Have you been accused by university administration of having drugs on campus
and are facing disciplinary action? Many universities and colleges have
strict anti-drug and alcohol policies that can expose students to serious
consequences if violated, including suspension, loss of financial aid,
or even expulsion. Violations of this nature can include underage possession
or use of alcohol, intoxication on university grounds, or possession or
use of non-prescribed illicit drugs. If you are facing accusations of
having drugs on campus, it is imperative you contact Wilmington Criminal
defense lawyer James F. Rutherford as soon as possible to protect your
livelihood and academic future.
Having more than a decade’s worth of
criminal defense experience, Attorney Rutherford can examine the facts surrounding your
accusations and craft a powerful case in your defense that tells your
side of the story. Having earned an AV® Rating by Martindale-Hubbell®,
Super Lawyers® inclusion, and status as a Certified Specialist in Criminal Law with the
North Carolina State Bar, he can use his extensive legal knowledge and
skills to protect you against serious penalties and maximize your chances
of securing a favorable outcome for your situation.
Do not leave your future up to chance – call (910) 595-1377 today.
How Can an Attorney Help Me?
If you have been accused of violating your university’s drug or alcohol
policies under the student code of conduct, you will likely be required
to attend a university disciplinary hearing where you will plead your
case before a panel. Unlike a criminal trial where the accused is innocent
until proven guilty, college disciplinary panels will oftentimes unfairly
assume that you have broken the university’s rules and must take
action to deter other students from the same conduct. For this reason,
it is imperative you make sure you have a compelling defense against your
accusations to protect your education.
While you may or may not be able to have legal representation present with
you at this hearing, an attorney can help you prepare for this hearing
and handle the following on your behalf:
- Examining the wording of your school’s honor code
- Questioning witnesses to your alleged misconduct
- Advocating for lessened penalties
- Negotiating for a confidential withdrawal
Retain the Powerful Defense You Need
As a skilled Wilmington criminal defense lawyer who specializes in working
with college and university students, Attorney James Rutherford understands
what you are going through and can help you navigate through the often
confusing and unprecedented system of college or university disciplinary
proceedings. Do not let an unfair disciplinary system strip you of your
right to an education –
schedule a free consultation or
contact his office online today to begin building your defense.