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Student Conduct Representation/University Hearing Tribunals

In North Carolina college students have the right to be represented by an attorney in most student conduct matters. If you are confronted with a scholastic or other investigation at your school, it is in your best interest to seek the advice of an attorney experienced in hearings before university tribunals. The attorneys at Tharrington Smith understand that student conduct cases are most often sensitive matters that can have long lasting effects academically, socially, and professionally.

Often times, the judicial system and the university system overlap. There are several criminal charges that can cause a university to react similarly to law enforcement. These charges can include, but are not limited to:

  • Disorderly conduct
  • Underage possession of alcohol
  • Possession of marijuana
  • Possession of marijuana with intent to sell or distribute
  • Possession of a controlled substance, including cocaine or heroin
  • Prescription drug charges, including possession of non-prescribed pills
  • DWI and DWI under 21
  • Fake ID possession
  • Assault
  • Rape
  • Sexual assault or battery

The criminal defense attorneys at Tharrington Smith are experienced and accomplished trial lawyers. We are committed to defending your rights, whether in a court of law or before another special tribunal. Our attorneys provide realistic legal advice so that you make the best decisions in light of your unique circumstances. If you are charged or under investigation for misconduct before your university, we are the experienced attorneys you want at your side. Please contact us for a consultation.

Raleigh Criminal Defense Attorneys


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