If you are a high school or college student facing potential criminal charges, traffic charges, or allegations of violating your school’s policies, it’s best to have an attorney. Contact us for a free consultation.
Criminal and Traffic Cases
The most common types of charges against high school and college students are typically Underage Possession/Consumption or Fake ID. These are both first-degree misdemeanors, which carry the potential penalty of up to 180 days in jail and a $1000 fine. Some courts offer a diversion program, so it’s in your best interest to hire an attorney that understands the process and qualifications.
Other common charges are speeding, reckless driving, hit-and-run (“hit-skip” in Ohio), criminal damaging, disorderly conduct, open container, or OVIs. These offenses carry potential jail time, license suspensions, financial sanctions, and community service.
If you’ve been charged with a criminal or traffic violation and you are a student, please contact us to see if we can help. We offer free consultations and payment plans. We’ll work with you to reach a favorable resolution.
Title IX/OIE/Student Conduct
There are many types of allegations that fall under this umbrella, including but not limited to: sex- and gender-based discrimination, relationship violence (including dating violence and domestic violence); sexual misconduct (including sexual harassment, stalking, sexual exploitation); and sexual assault (including non-consensual sexual contact, non-consensual sexual penetration, incest, statutory rape).
Conduct expressly prohibited in the Code of Student Conduct at Ohio State includes, but is not limited to: academic misconduct, endangering the health or safety or another, destruction of property, storage or possession of dangerous weapons or devices, dishonest conduct (i.e. making false accusations, falsifying documents, possessing false identification documents), disorderly or disruptive conduct, hazing or drug/alcohol use.
If found to have violated any of these policies of the university, potential sanctions could include formal reprimand, disciplinary probation, suspension, or dismissal.
These types of cases are completely different than criminal or traffic cases, so it’s important to have an advisor to help you navigate the process. If there are allegations that you’ve violated your college/university policy, contact us for a free consultation to see if we can help.
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