Every year freshmen head off to college, and with their new found independence many end up in trouble for the first time. Here locally, students at NC State University often receive citations for drinking, or drug use in their dorm rooms.
Student dormitories may be searched without a warrant!
Your Resident Assistant (RA) may call campus police to your dorm if they see, hear, or suspect drinking or drug use. Your right to privacy in your dorm is much different than your right to privacy if you lived off campus.
If you are charged with underage drinking, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia or another alcohol or drug related offense, we can help you earn a dismissal. In Wake County, first time drug offenders may earn a dismissal by completing a court ordered program known as 90-96. This involves alcohol and drug classes.
If you are charged with any misdemeanor or felony, including alcohol or drug related offenses, larceny, assault etc., you may also be penalized by the student conduct board at your university. The result of these hearings could be suspension or expulsion from school. You have a right to an attorney at these types of hearings.
Experienced attorneys, Wiley Nickel and Kristi Haddock will guide you through the court process and help you earn a dismissal. Both Wiley Nickel and Kristi Haddock can also represent you at student disciplinary hearings resulting from your charge. Call The Law Offices of Wiley Nickel, PLLC at 919-585-1486 for a free consultation or email attorney Kristi Haddock directly at Kristi@wileynickel.com.