Defending College Students Against Criminal Charges For Over 25 Years
As a college student, you want nothing more than to make memories with your fellow classmates and pursue an education in a field you love. In an instant, however, your college career is put on hold as you face a criminal proceeding. What is going to happen?
At Hearn Law Firm, PLLC, we know how much is on the line after a criminal charge. We do not want you to have to sacrifice the college experience, your education and career for a mistake or false accusation. No matter the circumstances, attorney Hearn can protect what you have worked so hard to obtain.
We Can Defend Against State And Federal Criminal Charges
Our lawyer is licensed to practice in state and federal district courts as well as the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit. He defends against minor to serious charges, including those involving:
- Underage drinking
- Possession of a controlled substance
- Theft, arson or other property crimes
- Sex offenses
- Disorderly conduct
- Driving under the influence
He has represented countless college students and helped them to obtain reduced sentences, deferred judgments and acquittals. Attorney Hearn will evaluate the facts of your case and tell you what the next steps are to move forward.
The Consequences Of A Conviction As A College Student
You may face serious consequences if you are convicted of a criminal offense and a student outside of the criminal justice system. A conviction can result in:
- Loss of athletic and academic scholarships
- Loss of federal financial aid
- Ineligibility to obtain a professional license
- Disqualification for certain jobs
- School suspension or expulsion
- Eviction from student housing
It is possible you will have to attend a disciplinary hearing, especially if you are a graduate student. Attorney Hearn can explain the disciplinary hearing process and help you to understand the possible outcomes.
Do not speak at a disciplinary hearing prior to speaking with a lawyer to increase your odds of a favorable outcome. In addition, refrain from posting any details about the charge or incident on your social media pages.
Hire A Lawyer Who Has Your Future In Mind And Will Fight To Protect It
Do you have urgent questions? Read our College Crimes FAQ page to get answers before you connect with our firm.