When you are on your own for the first time, you are going to make mistakes. College has a reputation for a reason. While you may need to take responsibility for a lapse in judgment, you also need to consider your future. The collateral consequences of a criminal charge could result in a criminal record that follows you and has an unfortunate ripple effect.
You don’t know, what you don’t know. If you are attending a school in The Triangle — North Carolina State University, Duke University or The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill — or Meredith College or Wake Technical Community College, you need to speak to a lawyer.
Call 919-805-3364 for individualized and sound legal advice from a tough criminal defense attorney with more than 25 years of experience.
Criminal Charges Have Long-Term Consequences
Generally, a criminal conviction can stay on their criminal record for a long time. This is true regardless of the crime or when it occurred. Even at 18 or 21, what you do can follow you. Criminal convictions can lead to:
- Limited job prospects
- Inability to access housing and other services
- Inability to travel outside the United States
- Limited negotiating power in family court
A solid defense requires immediate action and is your best chance at protecting future opportunities.
Why Work With Hale Law Firm, PC
As a student or a parent, this may be your first experience with the criminal court system. It is high stakes and the immediate decision you make which will have consequences. Hale Law Firm, PC, is a criminal defense firm. This is what we do day in and out and have been doing for more than 25 years.
Working with our Raleigh law firm is simple, send us an email to get started. We are passionate about building a solid defense strategy and fighting for the best possible outcomes. We always provide a free initial consultation and offer flexible payment plans.