Students

Are you enrolled in a Georgia college or university and facing criminal charges? Did you know that student loans and financial aid may be affected by a criminal conviction on your record? Were you aware that you can be prosecuted under your school's Student Code of Conduct when you are arrested or convicted for a crime? Prosecution by your school could result in probation, suspension, expulsion, withholding grades and withholding your diploma. Contact the experienced Atlanta Student Code of Conduct attorneys at The Cohen Law Firm. We have experience navigating the waters of your school's student conduct code.

If You Have Been Arrested Or Convicted Of:

You not only need skilled legal representation for your criminal case, but knowledgeable attorneys to advise you on how to manage the disciplinary process at your school.

While the burden of proof in a criminal case is "beyond a reasonable doubt," a very high burden, the burden of proof in a student conduct council inquiry is "by a preponderance of the evidence," meaning they only have to prove that it is more likely than not that you committed the charged offense. Furthermore, your student conduct inquiry officers are allowed to rely on police reports and hearsay in making a determination about your conduct. You could be convicted on campus without the conduct officer ever speaking to a live witness.

Contact The Experienced Atlanta Student Code Of Conduct Attorneys At The Cohen Law Firm

Our attorneys have advised many students at Emory, Georgia State, Georgia Tech and other Georgia universities and colleges on how to respond to an inquiry from a student conduct officer. Contact the Atlanta Student Code of Conduct attorneys at The Cohen Law Firm for a free initial consultation at 404-919-7096.