Aside from jail or probation, there are other consequences from a criminal arrest or conviction. At Taylor & Waldrop, we have represented many college students over the years. They may have made one mistake that could jeopardize their future educational and professional career. We have represented students from the University of Florida, Florida State University, Flagler College, FAMU, Unversity of Central Florida, and St. Johns State College to name a few.
A criminal charge could have an immediate impact at your educational institution and it could afffect your eligibility for financial aid. Even a simple drug offense could jeopardize financial aid. A student who is convicted of any offense under any Federal or State law may not be eligible for funding for a year or more. Sometimes enrolling and completing a substance abuse counseling program can restore your eligibility.
If you have been charged with a criminal offense and you depend on financial aid for your education, call an experienced criminal defense lawyer that is aware of the consequences a conviction may have on your educational future.