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Greenville Attorney for College Student Criminal Defense
Sound Legal Advice for Students Accused of Crimes
As the home of East Carolina University and Pitt Community College, the Greenville area offers a rich academic and social environment for young people from North Carolina, other states, and even overseas. The freedom of campus life is full of temptations, however, and college and university students sometimes find themselves in more trouble than they can easily get out of.
If you're a student or the parent of a student at ECU or any other school who has been caught up in the criminal justice system, get the advice of a dependable defense attorney who knows how to attack the immediate problem while keeping your future academic and professional prospects as fully protected as possible. Contact the Law Office of Matthew J. Davenport for a free consultation.
We know how to protect your rights in many criminal defense situations
For many student first offenders in drug, alcohol or property crime cases, our experience with community diversion, treatment and restitution programs will point the way toward solutions that will protect your right to expungement of your arrest and prosecution records.
For any student interested in such licensed professions as teaching, law, medicine, nursing or securities trading, you simply can't afford to resolve even minor crimes through paying a fine — that's a guilty plea, which creates a permanent criminal record. We can help you find a better way.
Greenville criminal defense lawyer Matt Davenport helps students charged with such crimes as the following:
- DWI or underage DWI
- Marijuana possession or other drug offenses
- Possession of drug paraphernalia
- Driving while suspended or revoked
- Use or possession of a fake ID
- Underage drinking or possession of alcohol
- Resisting arrest or disorderly conduct
- Property crimes such as larceny, shoplifting or vandalism
Once you get a criminal record in North Carolina, it's hard to get rid of it
Access to embarrassing personal information has never been easier to come by, and rigorous background screening is a routine part of job applications, graduate school admissions, and even rental applications. Even a misdemeanor conviction from student days can cause serious problems for years to come. To keep a minor crime from becoming a major obstacle to your future success, contact the Law Office of Matthew J. Davenport in Greenville.