Downtown Office Bryan, Texas - 979.775.4100 | Shane Phelps - 979.220.5450 (available 24/7) | Donnie Andreski - 979.255.8347
July 12th, 2011
Sometimes college students make the wrong choices. Sometimes they get caught up in a legal situation because they are in the wrong place at the wrong time. In either case, involvement in the legal system can have devastating effects on their futures. There is never a more important time to hire the right attorney.
The Bryan/College Station area has approximately 55,000 college students attending either Blinn College or Texas A&M University. Each year, hundreds of students are arrested and charged with crimes ranging from possession of marijuana to intoxication manslaughter. Being arrested and convicted of even a minor misdemeanor offenses can have devastating consequences to a young person’s future. Even deferred adjudication, in which a person is placed on probation but not convicted, remains on a person’s record and can be found in simple searches by prospective employers.
Involvement in the criminal justice system can have other collateral consequences that can do much damage. Conviction of certain drug offenses while receiving financial aid can result in the denial of future financial aid. Conviction of DWI or possession of marijuana can result in the suspension of a student’s driver’s license. Some offenses, if charged, can result in a student being expelled from school, even if the charges have not been resolved.
Because so much is riding on how a case can turn out, Shane Phelps spares no effort to thoroughly investigate each case, research every credible legal issue, and effectively advocate for the best result in every case. If you are a student in trouble or the parent of a student in trouble, give Shane Phelps a call immediately at 979-775-4100 or 979-220-5450, night or day. If after usual business hours, leave a message and your call will be returned immediately.