College Student Criminal Defense


If are a college student who has been arrested or charges with a crime, it is important that you contact a criminal defense lawyer for help as soon as possible. Some college crimes are handled solely within the university, but others can involve local law enforcement and the criminal justice system.


I Defend College Students Faced with Criminal Charges & Accusations

The sooner you have an experienced criminal defense attorney on your side, the better your chances of obtaining a favorable outcome will be. We work hard to help you and your child get the best result possible.

I provide aggressive legal defense to college students who are facing charges of:

  • Alcohol possession
  • Assault
  • Bomb threats
  • Burglary or theft
  • Disorderly conduct
  • Drug offenses
  • Drug possession
  • DWI / DUI
  • Fake ID – Indentification
  • Fighting
  • Sex offenses
  • Underage drinking
  • Vandalism

College Student Representation

Common mistakes college students make involve alcohol. Binge drinking on college campuses is common, and young people tend to get into trouble as a result. There has also been an increase in either the incidents or awareness of sexual violence on college campuses across the country. These are among the most serious charges and should be taken very seriously by the person accused. A criminal defense attorney will be aware of the campus policies and procedures for the criminal process, as there can be severe punishment for these charges including suspension or expulsion from the college / university. A criminal defense lawyer will be willing to work with the student on achieving a positive result both in the criminal courts and on campus.

College is often a time for experimentation of illegal drugs. If you are caught with drugs the charges can range from drug possession to drug sale with possession with intent to deliver. These charges and accusations can be very serious and the need for a criminal defense lawyer to help guide you and counsel you should be a top priority. Defense lawyers with experience defending drug crimes can usually help mitigate these offenses. They will emphasize the student’s good school record, lack of criminal record, and might even use their grades or degree (if they are particularly good) to show the court that this is not a sign of consistent behavior from the student. Involving an attorney might seem expensive and unnecessary, but the consequences of a guilty plea can be severe and detrimental to the future of the student, including their ability to continue their education or embark upon a career. Getting a lawyer involved right away can help mitigate the consequences and even result in a result that will dismiss the case or have the charges reduced or dropped all together.

We have helped students at The University of Alabama, UAB – The University of Alabama At Birmingham, Samford University, Birmingham Southern to name a few.

Whether your legal issue requires immediate action or you just need advice and counsel about how to proceed, please contact attorney Clyde Riley, at the Riley Law Firm for help!