College Students And Criminal Offenses

By the time our children are attending college, we expect that they will start making more adult decisions, preferably ones that will set them up for success for the rest of their lives. Even though this is our hope as parents, we know they are still too young to fully understand the world around them or how violations of the law could end up costing them for the rest of their lives.

College life is filled with pressures and temptations. Unfortunately, many of these temptations can lead to criminal charges, such as:

  • Underage drinking
  • Possession of a fake ID
  • Possession of marijuana or other controlled substances
  • Possession or sale of prescription drugs
  • Sexual assault or rape

Issues Protecting A Student's Rights On Campus

Many college students mistakenly believe that they will be afforded protections under the law if criminal allegations are made against them on a college campus in Georgia. Unfortunately, this isn't always the case, such as in cases of sexual assault and rape.

Students may have to sit through a hearing and may face serious consequences once the matter has been decided on by the school. The accused student could face expulsion or lose their scholarship, all without having access to a lawyer or a fair trial. These consequences could stay with them for the rest of their lives, affecting things like future educational opportunities and employment.

Representation That Fights For You | Candace E. Rader, P.C.

At Candace E. Rader, P.C., we understand the legal challenges college students face when they are accused of committing a crime. We know the immediate consequences as well as the long-term issues, such as a license suspension or lifelong sex offender registration. We aggressively represent college students in the Carrollton area and throughout West Georgia, and defend their present and future rights.

If you are a parent whose child is facing a college student offense because of a mistake they made while attending college, we urge you to contact us online or by calling 770-854-1112. Our lead attorney, Candace E. Rader, has considerable experience providing criminal defense services for students in a variety of criminal areas and provides aggressive and committed representation to all her clients, regardless of their age. Let us look out for your child's best interests. Contact us today.

Weekend and after-hours appointments are available. We accept credit cards.