Facing a School Disciplinary or Academic Hearing? Bring a Lawyer – Here’s Why

As many young people find out each year in Tallahassee, the college years are not always synonymous with good decision-making. When a college student makes a poor choice, it can result in heavy consequences such as expulsion or other types of serious disciplinary actions. When a student is confronted with this situation, it is time to enlist the help of a criminal defense attorney at The Law Offices of Craig J. Brown.

Because Tallahassee is home to three colleges, our firm has the experience in defending your rights in your student hearing. Our attorneys will provide you with a thorough, carefully executed plan of action when facing any university disciplinary board.

My school says I can’t bring a lawyer to the hearing – can I still hire lawyer?

Yes. Some schools say that you cannot bring an attorney to these hearings but students are allowed to bring an adviser. I have acted in an advisory capacity several times and worked with the student behind the scenes prior to the hearing. An experienced and proactive education lawyer will help a student craft their defense from day one, not just appear at a hearing on the day of with no preparation.

If you or your child has been charged with an offense by your respective college or university, give us a call today to discuss your case. We’ve handled cases at:

  • Florida A&M University (FAMU)
  • Florida State University (FSU)
  • Tallahassee Community College (TCC)
  • Gulf Coast Community College

Lawyer Handling Student Hearings in Tallahassee

Most student hearings occur because of incidents occurring off-campus, which are then referred to universities by the police department. A careful examination of school policies and police records is crucial to building a solid defense in these cases. A Tallahassee criminal defense lawyer will work with students regarding charges including alcohol, misconduct, vandalism, and/or drug-related offenses.

Detailed records are kept by colleges and universities in regards to any disciplinary measures taken, which can later cause many problems. Your ability to remain in the school you love may be at stake, and a flawed college record can have a very negative impact on your future. An attorney from The Law Offices of Craig J. Brown will give you the representation you need on your way to maintaining a clean school record.

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