Attorney Help for College Students Facing Discipline

College is a time for young people to break away and begin to find their place in the world. This includes developing a career path and setting oneself up with the tools and skills to make that career a reality. 

But college is also a time when young people start to find themselves personally. And while this is often good-spirited, there are situations where they may partake in activities – or be adjacent to activities – that could affect their future. 

Specifically, the most significant concerns come up when a student is being charged with a crime or being investigated by the university, and the outcome could jeopardize their schooling, future career, and more. 

Typically, there are two kinds of issues that students in Virginia could face: student code violation sanctions and criminal violation charges. 

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College Student Student Code Violation Consequences

Student code violations may result in some of the following sanctions, among others:

  • Academic Probation
  • Disciplinary Probation
  • Suspension
  • Expulsion
  • Ban from campus property

If entities beyond the school administration have been involved, including campus or local authorities, it is possible that criminal violations could be brought upon the student. 

College Student Criminal Violation Consequences

At this point, the following consequences could be in play for the student:

  • Being denied future student loans
  • Being denied admission to another school
  • Being denied job opportunities
  • Being denied residence 
  • Being denied lines of credit

Often, students being punished by their school’s administration or the local or state authorities are not at fault – or shouldn’t be relegated to their future being destroyed. Students who find themselves in a Virginia university, technical, or secondary school situation should consult a lawyer for college students in Virginia. 

An experienced student conduct attorney can assist students by clearing their names, lessening the charges, and helping them keep their future intact. AR Johnson Law has experience being a lawyer for college students in Virginia. 

Common College Student Violations 

College students can be involved in many different potential code violations and criminal cases through their institution or the local or state authorities. Some of the most common include: 

  • Underage drinking
  • Drug possession
  • Academic violations
  • Hazing
  • Disorderly conduct
  • Sexual misconduct
  • Theft
  • Trespassing

Attorney for Virginia College Students Who Need Help

AR Johnson Law has experience helping students from various universities throughout Virginia. Often, students need the advice of a lawyer and someone to help represent them in and out of court. If you face disciplinary charges from your university or the law, don’t hesitate to call Attorney Amanda Rieman Johnson at 540-764-4762 or fill out a form here.

AR Johnson Law assists students from all Virginia universities, including: 

  • University of Virginia
  • William & Mary
  • University of Richmond
  • George Mason University
  • James Madison University
  • Virginia Commonwealth University
  • Washington and Lee University
  • Old Dominion University
  • Christopher Newport University
  • Liberty University
  • Radford University 
  • Norfolk State University
  • Longwood University
  • Central Virginia Community College
  • Hollins University
  • Dabney S. Lancaster Community College
  • Reynolds Community College
  • Many more. 
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