Are You A Student Charged With A Crime in Denton, Cooke, or Wise County?

If you are a student at UNT, TWU, or NCTC charged with or believe that you may be charged with a crime, you should reach out to criminal defense attorney Paige McCormick. She is an experienced attorney that can help students from the perils of criminal activity such as fines, jail times, loss of scholarships, student organization memberships, housing, etc.

If you are a current or future NCTC, University of North Texas, or Texas Woman’s University student facing criminal charges, McCormick stands ready to assist you in fighting the charges. We offer legal assistance for an array of offenses that could negatively impact college students. What kinds of charges could affect your student life?

Marijuana or Drug Possession, DWI or DUI

It doesn’t matter if you’re a student or not in Texas; the laws are the same when it comes to drug and alcohol offenses. Still, students in college communities often face these types of charges – possession of marijuana, drugs, DUI, DWI, and assault. First-time offenders are often unaware of the consequences of being convicted of such crimes could impose or how best to protect themselves and their rights while fighting the charges.

As an NCTC, TWU or UNT student who has been charged with a DUI or DWI, you need to reach out to the Paige McCormick Law Office for immediate help. Texas laws give only a small window to appeal a license suspension, and evidence usable in your defense could become lost if it’s not secured right away.

A DUI or DWI conviction could result in the following consequences:

  • Permanent license suspension
  • Jail time
  • Fines
  • Community services
  • Restitution 
  • Other fees

When you’re faced with a DUI or DWI charge, it can affect your life as a student. Attorney Paige McCormick can help you!

Marijuana Charges

We offer our services to North Texas students also facing marijuana charges. Laws regarding marijuana use and possession have changed significantly. Today’s students don’t see marijuana use and possession the same way as students of the past. However, Texas laws stipulate that possessing and using marijuana is illegal and could result in severe penalties if convicted.

We Help First-Time Offenders

We understand that a first-time arrest can be stressful and intimidating. This is especially true if you are a student in a new city/state. It could be an honest mistake that could do irreparable harm if you don’t have the best on your side. Attorney Paige McCormick and her team have helped hundreds of first-time offending students protect their futures.

Minor in Possession and Minor in Consumption 

NCTC, TWU and UNT students are often charged with minor in consumption and minor in possession but fail to consider the seriousness of these crimes. These charges are detrimental to their futures.

A first offense means a student may have to do eight or more community service hours and enroll and attend an alcohol awareness course. You could face up to $500 in fines and have it on your criminal record.

A second offense means up to 40 hours of community service, up to 180 days in jail and around $2,000 in fines. You could also have your license suspended.

Other Charges Students Could Face

  • Use of Fake ID To Purchase Alcohol – No one under the age of 21 can purchase alcohol legally. If you use a fake ID to look at least 21 years of age, you could be subjected to a $500 fine.
  • Purchasing Alcohol For Minors – No one who can legally purchase alcohol shall buy or provide alcohol to someone under the age of 21. This law applies to anybody who has a parry on the university campuses and supplies minors alcohol.

If you have been charged with a crime or believe that you are under investigation, contact our office to find out how we can help. Schedule your free consultation today.

Call or contact us online today for a free confidential consultation. Paige McCormick works with clients in the Denton, Cooke, & Wise Counties. Evening and weekend appointments may be available upon request.

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