We Defend Students Against Criminal Charges And In Disciplinary Hearings

A criminal conviction when an individual is in college or preparing to attend college can be crippling to career plans. Depending upon the offense or how many times the student has been arrested, a charge may lead to disciplinary action, the loss of student loans, expulsion or simply make job-hunting a much tougher challenge.

We provide assertive legal counsel for students who face criminal charges or a school disciplinary hearing. If you or your child has been arrested for shoplifting, underage drinking, drunk driving, underage possession of alcohol, drug possession, assault, a sex crime or any other offense, you should contact experienced defense attorney Tom Peterson immediately.

We Work To Keep Students In School And On Course

We work with students and their families to minimize the impact of a criminal charge on their present and future. Often, this is accomplished by negotiating reduced charges, keeping a conviction off a student's permanent record and making his or her sure studies are not interrupted.

From our office in Vidalia, criminal defense lawyer Tom Peterson regularly assist students at Georgia Southern University in Statesboro, Georgia Southwestern State University in Americus and numerous community colleges and technical colleges across southern Georgia.

Attorney Peterson emphasizes regular communication with his clients to keep them updated on the status of their case. If you are a parent of a student who faces criminal charges, you can rest assured that Mr. Peterson will keep you informed and save you the trouble of traveling to be with your son or daughter during this stressful time.

Prompt Action Is Important

A quick response is necessary to keep these cases from escalating. It's better to be too safe and make the call to our office now than wait until it's too late to reverse the judicial process. Call 912-386-4306 or use our online contact form to schedule a consultation. We will assess the facts of the case and recommend an effective course of action. In many cases, we can provide you right away with an accurate estimate of the cost involved to defend your case.