In North Carolina, unlike many other states, it is the right of college students to be represented by an attorney in most student hearing matters. If you are a student confronted with a scholastic or activity related investigation, it is in your best interest to seek the advice of an attorney experienced in hearings before university tribunals.
Representation at university tribunals such as those at Western Carolina University has limiting factors. Allowed representation does not extend into academic charges, such as plagiarism, or to proceedings before the “Student Honor Court.” If you are a WCU student who stands accused of criminal charges with potential university sanctions, we can help you.
With offices located convenient to WCU’s campus, we have extensive experience representing college students before university tribunals. We understand that many of these issues are sensitive and can have long lasting effects academically, socially, and professionally. We have helped WCU students through every stage of the sanctions process since 2003.
Often times, the judicial system and the university system overlap. It is important to know they are not one and the same, they are governed by different rules and authority. We are experienced and knowledgeable in both.
There are several criminal charges that can cause WCU to react similarly, these charges can include, but are not limited to:
- Disorderly conduct
- Underage possession of alcohol
- Possession of marijuana for personal use
- Possession of marijuana with intent to distribute
- Possession of a Controlled Substance
- Prescription Drug Charges
- DWI and DWI under 21
- Fake ID possession
- Sexual assault or battery
If you are a Western Carolina University student under investigation, contact the defense lawyers at Earwood, Moore, Carpenter & Guy.