Denton TX Criminal Defense Attorneys Assisting College Students Charged with a Crime
College is one of the best times in most young people’s lives, and most adults who attended college look back to the university time period in their own lives with fondness, and probably a few chuckles.
But with newfound freedom and adulthood, college-aged young adults sometimes take things further than they should, and every year, college students across the nation are arrested, charged with, and convicted of myriad crimes. Consider the following common criminal charges for college students in Texas, and be sure to contact an experienced Denton criminal law attorney if you are charged with a crime.
The Most Common Criminal Charges
Most college crimes happen as a result of things getting too out of hand, and are rarely premeditated. For example, a college-aged student goes to a party, has too much to drink, and then gets behind the wheel of a car. Or, a student who is not yet 21-years-old is busted for having a fake I.D. Sometimes, the crimes are severe enough that they cause harm to others, such as campus sexual assault cases. In all cases, however, being charged with a crime is serious, and should be treated so as such.
Some of the most common criminal charges that our law office sees that affect college students include:
- Driving under the influence;
- Underage drinking;
- Public intoxication;
- Drug crimes;
- Sexual assault; and
Why You Need an Attorney if You Are Charged with a Crime in College
If you are charged with a crime while you are in college, you need to understand right now that your future is on the line. If you are convicted of the crime, you could face:
- Expulsion from your university and denied entrance to other universities;
- Large fines and fees;
- Permanent criminal charges on your record;
- Loss of your job and future job opportunities; and
- Jail or prison time.
Keep in mind that in addition to criminal charges, you may also face civil charges too. Further, a criminal conviction can damage your reputation and can make it very difficult for you to move forward in life. These consequences are the last thing that you want to have to worry about when you are a university-aged student with a bright future ahead of you.
When you work with a knowledgeable criminal defense attorney who has experienced representing college students charged with crimes, you improve your chances of securing the best possible outcome for your case. This may mean having the charges against you dropped, securing a verdict of innocence, or having charges or sentencing reduced.
Contact Our Experienced Denton Criminal Defense Attorney Today
At the offices of Brent D. Bowen, Attorney at Law, we are experienced and adept in representing college students faced with criminal charges. Our law office is located near three different institutes of higher education, including Texas Woman’s University, the University of North Texas, and North Texas Central College, but we can represent you no matter where you go to school.
Don’t let being charged with a crime be the thing that prevents you from having a future full of possibilities. For a free consultation, contact our aggressive criminal defense law firm today.