Advocating For College Students Facing Criminal Charges
At The Moore Law Firm, we understand that college life is full of temptations. At West Virginia University, those temptations are very real. College is the first time that many young persons are away from home and without parental guidance.
Let’s face it, college students make mistakes. However, the mistakes you make in college should not follow you for the rest of your life. What seems insignificant now may play a major role in your future relationships, employment and status. Having a criminal record can also present difficulties in applying to graduate school and obtaining scholarship funds.
Mistakes Happen – How You Move Forward Matters
Most often, WVU college students will be charged in the Monongalia County Magistrate Court or the City of Morgantown Municipal Court. Attorney Jared T. Moore has handled voluminous cases in both Magistrate and Municipal Court and is accustomed with the procedure and the court personnel. If charged with a criminal offense in Morgantown, you need an experienced local attorney on your side ― one everyone knows by name.
Some of the more common criminal offenses for college students include:
- Battery on an Officer
- Destruction of Property
- Disorderly Conduct
- Fleeing from Officer
- Indecent Exposure
- Making False Statements to Officer
- Obstructing an Officer
- Possession of a Controlled Substance
- Public Intoxication
- Serving Underage Minor
- Sexual Assault
- Underage Consumption
- Use of False Identification/Fake ID
When charged with a crime, students at West Virginia University will likely receive notice from the Office of Student Conduct where he or she will face administrate sanctions. The sanction depends on the nature and severity of the criminal allegation. Our attorneys provide guidance and representation for students faced with consequences from the Office of Student Conduct.
Contact An Experienced Criminal Defense Attorney Today
If you have been charged with a criminal offense as a college student, are being investigated, or think you are being investigated or suspected of committing a crime, call The Moore Law Firm, PLLC. College students are known to procrastinate, but this is not a time to wait. You need aggressive representation now.
Protect your future and your reputation. At The Moore Law Firm, our College Student Advocates will provide you with the highest level of representation in Magistrate and Circuit Courts. A significant part of our practice is devoted to representing college students who have been charged with criminal offenses. Don’t let a mistake in college affect what you have worked so hard to achieve – email us or call 304-358-0318 now.