Middle Tennessee State University Student Charged With a Crime? Don’t Handle It Yourself
Parents: If your college student has been arrested for any offense, the prosecuting attorney will NOT have your son or daughter’s best interests in mind. We can be there to protect your child’s rights.
Students: You DO need a qualified advocate to accompany you to court to answer criminal charges. Handling it yourself can result in an avoidable criminal record, loss of your driver’s license and possible consequences for your continued enrollment, student aid and future job prospects.
The law firm of Waldron, Fann & Parsley in Murfreesboro has represented many students of Middle Tennessee State and area junior colleges. We practice in Rutherford County and surrounding jurisdictions, handling all criminal allegations:
- Drug possession and other drug charges
- DUI and underage consumption of alcohol
- Sexual assault and other sex offenses
- Assault (including fights)
- Shoplifting or burglary
- Damage to property, disorderly conduct and other crimes
What You Don’t Know CAN Hurt You
We have seen too many cases of students representing themselves on drug charges, underage consumption, drunk driving or other criminal charges. They thought they could handle it, they didn’t realize the consequences of pleading guilty, or they were afraid Mom and Dad would be mad. And now they are paying a high price for it — lost scholarships, inability to transfer or graduate, license suspension and a conviction that limits future employment opportunities.
Our knowledgeable attorneys are familiar with many diversion programs and alternative sentences that may allow you to avoid a criminal record and escape with probation or education classes (depending on the offense). If we can’t get charges dropped, we can usually negotiate at least a more favorable plea bargain. If circumstances dictate, we can represent you at trial.
Without legal representation, the system may take advantage of you. And the judge will not necessarily go easy because of your age. In fact, some judges will try to scare you with heavy penalties.
If you are a university student arrested for alcohol or drug charges, or the parent of such a young adult, contact attorneys experienced in college student defense. We offer a free initial consultation to discuss your rights and the likely outcomes. Contact us online or call us today at 615-809-0023.