Criminal Defense For College Students

For college students facing criminal charges, such as DUI, assault, drug charges or sex crimes, the stakes are high. Your status as an adult means you can't be charged in the juvenile justice system. Instead, you will face the harsher penalties of the criminal justice system — and a potential record that will follow you for the rest of your life.

Additionally, you may face a second layer of consequences impacting your education and future: college disciplinary proceedings. Criminal charges almost always result in referral to the university's Office of Student Conduct or similar college board for possible suspension or even expulsion.

Don't Risk Your Freedoms And Future

How you choose to handle the charges can leave a lasting impact on your future. Seeking professional legal advice is well worth the investment now to spare yourself unnecessary consequences down the road.

At The Law Office of A. Randolph Hough, P.A. in Columbia, we offer criminal defense services for college students across South Carolina. We understand how to address the many collateral consequences involved in these cases. Our attorney, a former prosecutor, will apply a wealth of legal insight and more than 25 years of experience to identify a multipronged strategy for your situation.

Advice For Parents Of College Students

As a parent, finding out that your adult child has been charged with a crime — and that his or her education, career prospects and future are in jeopardy — is not easy. The situation is especially difficult if you live out of state. You may feel like your child is a foreigner in a strange land, with nobody to stick up for him or her. Finding local legal representation is essential for giving your child every advantage.

We routinely work with out-of-state and long-distance parents. Our attorney, A. Randolph "Randy" Hough, was born and raised in South Carolina. He graduated with honors from The Citadel and earned his law degree from the University of South Carolina School of Law. Randy is deeply entrenched in the local legal community. He understands the culture.

As a former state and federal prosecutor in South Carolina, Randy has handled thousands of criminal cases. He is well-respected among prosecutors, judges and law enforcement. A parent himself, he knows how difficult it can be to protect your son or daughter's interests from afar. He will step in and fill that role, working with you and on your behalf to strive for a positive resolution.

We care about your college student's future as much as you do. Obtain peace of mind knowing an experienced defense lawyer is fighting for your son or daughter.

Learn More During A Free Consultation

Call 803-386-0189 (toll free 800-577-1013) or fill out the online request form to arrange a free initial consultation. We offer weekend and evening availability.