It is no secret that an arrest for
driving under the influence (DUI) can be met with serious consequences. This is especially true in cases of
underage DUI as well as when the defendant is a college student. With Armstrong State
University just a short drive away, the Schneider Law Firm understands
just how hard these issues can hit home. A DUI conviction can alter a
student’s education, career opportunities, and livelihood.
Needless to say, it is critical to fight criminal charges with the full
weight of your resources. It is also important to act quickly. In the
case of a DUI, drivers may have only a limited amount of time to contest
a license suspension.
A DUI conviction is punishable by criminal and administrative penalties
- Increased Insurance rates
- Loss of financial aid, grants, and student loans
- License suspension
- DUI and drug education program
- The possibility of time in jail
In addition to DMV actions, students may also face college disciplinary
hearings. Run by school administrators, these hearings are typically uniquely
structured and are separate from other criminal punishments. Penalties
can include placement on academic probation, the removal from extracurricular
activities, as well as other disciplinary measures. While the process
is overseen by the university, it is recommended that students prepare
their case alongside legal counsel. An attorney can examine University
policies, negotiate for lesser penalties, and can push to have a case
Defending Criminal Charges
While DUI is one of the most common offenses that college students face,
it is not the only one or the most serious. If you have been charged with
a violent crime such as battery or a white collar offense such as fraud,
you cannot afford to postpone taking legal action. An experienced attorney
can act as a shield between the criminal justice system and your future.
Many of these crimes are felony’s which may not be
eligible for expungement and can forever affect your livelihood.
Our firm can defend college students against crimes including:
- Drug sales
- Drug Possession
- Identity theft
- Public intoxication
Savannah Criminal Defense Lawyer
The defense of any criminal charge begins from the moment an arrest occurs.
Whether picked up for DUI or a drug crime, your conduct can greatly affect
the outcome of your case. Be careful to avoid saying more than is absolutely
necessary and contact an attorney from our firm as soon as possible.
The Schneider Law Firm is backed by more than a decade of experience and
can help you understand your legal options. The firm’s lead attorney
has been recognized by The National Advocacy for DUI Defense (NAFDD) and
belongs to organizations including the National College for DUI Defense
and the American Association of Attorneys, Premier DUI. When your future
or that of your child is at risk, do not hesitate to contact the firm’s
To speak with a Savannah DUI attorney, call (912) 385-0854 or
contact us online today.