Weapons on Campus
College Student Defense Attorney in Wilmington
In response to the numerous tragic school-shootings that have occurred
throughout the country over the past decade, universities and colleges
have responded by implementing strict anti-weapons policies that expose
students to extreme consequences if violated. If you have been accused
of possessing, selling, or using a weapon in violation of university policy,
your professional, academic, and personal livelihood may be at stake.
Penalties for school weapons violations can include:
- Expulsion from the college or university
- Loss of financial aid or loans
- Eviction from university housing
- Possible felony weapons charges
University violations of this magnitude can easily cause a person to lose
their right to pursue an education and greatly hinder their future employment
opportunities. What many people do not know, however, is that accused
students have a right to seek legal counsel and defend themselves against
university accusations. With the help of Wilmington College Student Defense
Lawyer James F. Rutherford, who has more than a decade’s worth of
experience, you can tell your side of the story before a university disciplinary
panel and fight to maintain your innocence.
Let Attorney Rutherford defend your future – call (910) 595-1377 today.
What is Considered a “Weapon?”
While the definition of a weapon will vary depending on the specific wording
in your school’s Code of Conduct, universities generally define
weapons as any item that poses a significant safety threat to other students
The following items are usually prohibited on college campuses:
In certain circumstances involving firearms, accused students can face
misdemeanor or felony criminal weapons charges in addition to their university’s
administrative discipline, carrying harsh fines and possible prison time
upon conviction. If you are facing accusations of possessing a dangerous
weapon on campus, Attorney Rutherford can fight to protect you against
both the administrative and criminal consequences with hard-hitting advocacy
and an unparalleled dedication to protecting your rights.
Retain Powerful Counsel Today
Upon a thorough examination of your university’s student code and
the details surrounding your accusations, Wilmington University Student
Defense Attorney James Rutherford can craft a custom-tailored defense
on your behalf that contests the school’s claims and maximizes your
chances of securing a favorable outcome for your case. With personalized,
one-on-one attention and constant communication, he can guide you through
the complexities of your school’s disciplinary process and ensure
your rights are protected every step of the way. You have worked hard
to get where you are in your academic career – do not let a single
moment dismantle all that you have accomplished.
Schedule a free consultation online today to review your legal options in further detail.