College students who find themselves in trouble with campus police or law enforcement in their local college communities may face possible expulsion from school, in addition to serious criminal penalties. A conviction for a misdemeanor or felony offense can have a very negative impact on their futures. What may seem like a minor and unimportant charge for illegal drug use or underage drinking could turn out to have serious consequences when applying for graduate school or looking for a job.
The criminal court process differs slightly from jurisdiction to jurisdiction. It makes sense to have a local legal defense counsel who understands the system and expectations of local prosecutors. As a criminal defense lawyer with more than 30 years of experience, including eight years as a public defender, I have helped protect college students faced with legal challenges to their futures. If you are the parent of a student at a university or college in Tennessee or western Kentucky, call me to discuss getting the legal help your son or daughter needs.
I will also work with the local university or college officials to avoid expulsion from school if it is being considered as a disciplinary measure.
From my office at Weatherly, McNally & Dixon, P.L.C., in Nashville, I represent college students facing municipal, state and federal criminal law matters at any university or college in Tennessee, including but not limited to:
I also represent students at colleges in western Kentucky, including but not limited to:
Office hours are generally 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., but call 615-200-9559 or send an email anytime about your case or leave a message to arrange a free consultation. I can also meet with your child at the police station or courthouse.