Are you a student at NC State University who has been charged with a misdemeanor or felony?
As a result of your charge, you may be disciplined through your universities Code of Conduct. Disciplinary charges may include violations of campus or university policies, rules or conduct, or federal, state or local law (i.e marijuana possession, assault, drinking tickets). This means that you do not necessarily have to be convicted of your charge to face the possibility of student discipline. Students are regularly tried in campus courts for charges related to alcohol or drugs, harassment, assault, theft and even rape.
You have the right to hire an attorney to represent you at your campus hearing!
In 2013, the North Carolina legislature passed the Students and Administration Equality Act. Students and student organizations, including fraternities and sororities, who are facing disciplinary charges may now hire an attorney to represent them in disciplinary hearings. Students may also hire “non-attorney” advocates. This act does not extend to charges of academic dishonesty or charges brought before a student honor court.
Allegations of student misconduct will likely have a huge impact on your future. The results of a disciplinary hearing may include suspension from the university or even expulsion. At your disciplinary hearing, the university will have legal counsel at its disposal. The passing of this Act puts students and the university on an even ground, providing students with the resources needed to fight the charges.
To find out if your charge qualifies under this Act, please contact The Law Offices of Wiley Nickel, PLLC office for a free legal consultation. You can reach one of our student crime defense lawyers at 919-585-1486.
Read More about the Students and Administration Equality Act here: www.saeact.com