Facing Disciplinary Hearings Or Criminal Charges?
Harrisonburg is home to James Madison University (JMU) and its students. If you are a student enrolled at JMU, you could fact a variety of legal and quasi-legal matters that could affect your ability to stay in school, to graduate and potentially, your career and your future. Our attorney at Corder Law, PLLC, understands many of the unique challenges such charges or hearings can cause for a student and their family, and we can help.
This Is Serious
For many students, away from home for the first time, it may be easy to be drawn along with your peers. It may seem as if “everybody is doing it,” and its all just good fun. You may make decision that are based on immaturity or unfamiliarity with the new surroundings of university and dorm life. You may have acquaintances but no real friends. And it can all go bad quickly.
The Police Are Not A Joke
Situations can rapidly get out of hand. A party. Friends. Some alcohol. Lots of alcohol. A few joints. The next thing you know, there are police at the door and then chaos. You are stopped and arrested. Facing underage possession of alcohol or charged with possession of marijuana or another illegal drug. Now what should you do?
You Need A Criminal Lawyer
Don’t argue with the police. Ask for a lawyer as soon as possible. Our attorney has a high degree of expertise handling these cases, and we can do the talking for you. Drug, alcohol or assault charges in Virginia can be very serious. We can effectively work to limit the damage from these situations. We understand the possible ramifications of being charged with these offenses, and we can work to avoid the long-term negative consequences these charges can have on your life.
You could also face discipline from the JMU for these and other matters, such as alleged sexual assaults or cheating. These hearings are very serious and could result in your suspension or expulsion. Our attorney has handled these cases and understands how to deal with the hearing process in a way in which to minimize the risk to your education and future.