Legal Support When Students Face Arrest
Juveniles and students in Texas are often treated more leniently than other criminal offenders. But, if charged with a crime, they also face special risks. Indeed, a criminal conviction can follow an individual throughout their life. They may have difficulty getting into the schools or programs of their choice and will find their scholarship options limited. A mistake in high school can hinder one’s ability, years later, to land the job of their choice.
Our attorneys at Kyle Law Firm can help. They offer discreet, aggressive legal defense services to students and their families. Drawing on more than 60 combined years of experience, they know how to fight back against criminal charges. Our lawyers investigate every aspect of every case for vulnerabilities; if a mistake has been made at any point, they will find it and leverage it to our client’s advantage. They are skilled at working with opposing counsel to reduce the charges and penalties that our clients face, and, in many cases, they have had the charges dropped or earned complete acquittals.
With offices in New Braunfels, we serve students in Austin, San Antonio, San Marcos and throughout Central Texas.
Will You Lose Your Scholarship?
College can come with significant stress to try to perform. In some cases, students look to different substances that can help them enhance their academic performance. Additionally, some students may look to alcohol to cope with the pressure and social structure of their classmates. When drinking turns into drunk driving, it can have serious consequences.
Students convicted of criminal offenses lose much of their eligibility for financial aid. They may also see their scholarships revoked. In particular, students with records of sex crimes or drug offenses – both of which rank among the most common campus crimes – will lose their access to federal financial aid as well as Pell Grants.
While private institutions and academic organizations have some discretion in deciding whether to continue a student’s scholarship, they do not often look favorably upon criminal activity.
How Are DUI/DWI Handled?
Less than 10% of drivers in Texas are under 21, yet they cause nearly 14% of all drunk driving-related fatalities in the state. For this reason, there are penalties for high school students. Offenders face financial penalties, jail time and the revocation of their driver’s licenses. Likewise, insurers are likely to raise the premiums of underage DUI offenders – and, in many cases, revoke their policies.
How Our Team Helps
Our attorneys are committed to helping students keep their futures on track. They have developed a reputation for helping our clients avoid punishment. Our lawyers serve as persuasive counsel both in and out of the courtroom. In addition to fighting against criminal charges, they are also able to help protect our clients’ reputations by sealing any record of their arrest.