Welcome to our law firm serving Western Carolina University (WCU) students. If you are a WCU student facing scholastic or activity-related investigations, it is essential to know that in North Carolina, you have the right to be represented by an attorney in most student hearing matters. As experienced attorneys, we can help you navigate these hearings before university tribunals.
It is important to understand that representation at university tribunals has certain limitations, and it does not extend to academic charges such as plagiarism or proceedings before the “Student Honor Court.” However, if you are a WCU student facing criminal charges that carry potential university sanctions, our team can provide expert legal counsel.
Several criminal charges can cause WCU to react similarly. These charges can include, but are not limited to:
- Disorderly conduct
- Underage possession of alcohol
- Possession of marijuana for personal use
- Possession of marijuana with intent to distribute
- Possession of a Controlled Substance
- Prescription Drug Charges
- DWI and DWI under 21
- Fake ID possession
- Sexual assault or battery
We have represented college students before university tribunals for over two decades. Our office is conveniently located close to WCU’s campus. We understand the sensitive nature of these issues and their potential long-lasting effects on your academic, social, and professional life. That’s why we have helped countless WCU students navigate the sanctions process since 2003.
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It is worth noting that the judicial system and the university system overlap. However, they are not the same, and different rules and authorities govern them. As experienced attorneys, we have in-depth knowledge of both systems and can help you effectively navigate each.
Contact our law firm today if you are a WCU student under investigation. We offer expert legal counsel and representation to help you defend your rights and minimize the potential consequences of these allegations. Don’t hesitate to contact us, as early intervention is critical in student judicial hearings.