UNT & TWU Student Defense Attorneys
If you are a student at UNT, TWU, or NCTC who has been charged with or believes you may be charged with a crime, it is in your best interest to contact Paine & Nolter, P.C. immediately to protect your future. Not only are there possible legal penalties like fines, jail time, and reduced freedoms, but there may also be consequences for your career as a student. Your scholarships, eligibility to compete in interscholastic sporting events, membership in student organizations, and even ability to secure housing may be at risk. The worst thing you can do is just assume it will all work out fine. Instead, contact Paine & Nolter, P.C. for quality representation from an experienced legal team who will fight for your rights – both in the court room and with any disciplinary hearings at your university.
For students enrolled at the University of North Texas or Texas Woman’s University who stand accused of a crime, Paine & Nolter, P.C. is here to help. We provide representation and legal services on a variety of criminal offense and issues that affect college students. These include:
DWI, DUI, Drug, & Marijuana Possession
Though the laws that govern students in the state of Texas and everyone else are the same when it comes to alcohol and drug related offenses, there are certain charges that are more common in college communities and students. These include DWI, DUI, Drugs, and Possession of Marijuana. What’s more, many students who are accused of such crimes are first time offenders who may not fully understand the consequences of the charges against them or the best ways to protect their rights and fight these charges.
If you’ve been charged with a DWI or DUI and are a student at UNT, TWU, or NCTC, call the law offices of Paine & Nolter, P.C. right away. In the state of Texas, you only have a limited time to appeal the suspension of your license and any evidence that may be available for your defense can be quickly lost if not secured immediately.
Understand that the consequences of DWI or DUI can include jail time, permanent suspension of your license, fines, community service, and all kinds of other fees that you will be required to pay. Don’t let a DWI or DUI charge sideline your future as a student. Instead, contact Paine & Nolter, P.C. today.
Henry Paine is Board Certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization in Criminal Law. He is also Board Certified in Juvenile Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.
We also provide the following legal services and representation for students in North Texas:
- Marijuana Defense– With Changing laws across the country, many students view the possession and use of marijuana differently than in the past. The fact remains, however, that possession of marijuana is a criminal offense in the state of Texas and a conviction can carry with it some serious consequences.
- First Time Offenders – Paine & Nolter, P.C. understands how intimidating a first-time arrest can be, especially if you are a student who is on their own for the first time in a new city. The process can be stressful and time consuming – even if the cause of the charges was nothing more than a simple and honest mistake. Our experienced team has worked with many students and first offenders and knows what to do to protect your rights and future education opportunities.
Minor in Possession (MIP) & Minor in Consumption (MIC) in Denton County
A very common charge in North Texas for students at UNT, TWU, and NCTC is Minor in Possession (MIP) and Minor in Consumption (MIC). Many students fail to take these charges seriously, but this can be dangerous.
For a first offense, both MIC and MIP convictions mean community service for at least 8 hours and attending a course on alcohol awareness. What’s more, this conviction will go on your criminal record and you may be fined up to $500.
If it’s your second offense, the community service requirement goes up to 20-40 hours. What’s more, you could spend up to 180 days in jail and pay as much as $2000 in fine. If you receive an MIP/MIC conviction, your license will also be suspended.
- Trying to Buy Alcohol with a Fake ID: It is illegal to present a Fake ID to appear 21 or older in the state of Texas. If convicted, you could pay up to $500 in fines.
- Buying Alcohol for Someone Under 21: It is also illegal to purchase or provide alcohol to minors. This could apply to anyone having a party at their apartment on UNT campus if someone under 21 drinks at it.
Assault, Aggravated Assault & Sexual Assault
Assault is an extremely serious offense in the state of Texas and it carries with it some of the stiffest penalties as well. This is especially true when the alleged assault is sexual in nature or if a weapon was involved. In such circumstances, prosecutors can seek to press aggravated or sexual assault charges.
Representation for University Disciplinary Hearings
Our team at Paine & Nolter, P.C. is fully dedicated to providing university students the best possible legal representation they can find near the University of North Texas, Texas Woman’s University, North Central Texas College, or anywhere else in North Texas. This includes more than just representing you before a judge in a court of law. Our team will also attend any university-led inquiries or hearings into the charges and represent your interests.
Students have more at risk when facing criminal charges in the state of Texas. Your access to scholarships, inclusion in programs, and even your eligibility for certain fields of study may be at stake. That’s why Paine & Nolter, P.C. does everything it can to protect your rights and future, both at your university and in a court of law.
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