Defending College Students

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FAFSA with a Felony: Are you still eligible?

Do you have a misdemeanor or felony on your criminal record? Are you worried that your legal issues will ruin your FAFSA eligibility? Consequences of a criminal conviction can have a major impact on juveniles and college students. In some cases, they can strip you of any potential financial aid. These consequences differ based on…
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Do you know what happens if you get caught with a fake ID?

If you’re a college student under the legal drinking age, a fake ID might not seem like a big deal, or you may consider it a necessity for a fun night out. Alcohol is everywhere on college campuses. In fact, nearly two-thirds of college students have used a fake ID in the past to purchase…
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More Than a Fine: Possession of Controlled Substance as a College Student

Possession of controlled substance as a college student is a serious charge. If you’re one of  the nearly 170,000 college students in the state of South Carolina, this may be your first time out on your own. With keeping up with studies and a social life, college can be a challenging new environment for many…
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Have you been charged with a DUI in College?

Is a DUI in College going to ruin your life? If you’re a college student who has just been charged with a DUI first offense you’re probably feeling many things: scared, angry at yourself, and maybe even disappointed. Most of all, you don’t know what to do next, or what to expect. First, let’s talk facts.…
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A Disorderly Conduct Arrest can Ruin Your Tailgate

Have fun at your tailgate; but not so much that you end up with a disorderly conduct arrest in the shadow of Williams-Brice stadium. Every fall the time comes when 80,000 plus garnet and black clad fans make their way to Williams-Brice Stadium on Saturdays to watch their beloved Gamecocks take on the opponent of…
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Ways college students find themselves in need of a local lawyer

The last thing you want to think of while you’re a college student is being arrested, but an MIP charge (minor in possession), simple possession, fake ID, and even driving under the influence (DUI), are just some of the charges college students might find themselves faced with if they’re not careful. For many of you,…
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