It takes more than a decent credit score and a stellar GPA to obtain reputable employment after graduating from college. Therefore, invest not only in your immediate future via earning a college degree, but take the time to assess whether you will be able to obtain employment in your field upon graduation if those misdemeanors remain on your criminal record. Do not let human resources turn your proud smile and the smiles of your family and friends upside down after obtaining your degree. Learn if you have criminal charges that affect your ability to be licensed in your field of study AND if they can be removed from your criminal record.
Can Criminal Charges Be Removed From Your Criminal Record
Here at Douglas K. Simmons & Associates, PLLC, we can assist you with your defense and, when applicable, the expunction of your criminal charges from your criminal record. Here is a brief listing of some misdemeanors and traffic charges we have successfully represented a variety of college students, professionals, CDL holders, TPS/F-1/ and LPR immigrants and a host of others on:
Note: Traffic matters and "PJC" dispositions do not qualify for expungement in North Carolina.
- Assault on a female
- Assault with a deadly weapon
- Communicating threats
- Disorderly conduct
- Harassing calls
- Intoxicated and disruptive behavior
- Possession of marijuana less than one-half ounce
- Possession of drug paraphernalia
- Resisting arrest
- Simple assault
- Violating protective orders
- Underage drinking charges such as consuming alcohol when under the age of 18 or 20
Consult with attorney Douglas K. Simmons about any of the aforementioned charges. If you have been charged with an offense that is not listed, please call to discuss whether he can be of assistance to you. Our rates are affordable, and we accept many prepaid legal plans that you or your parents may be affiliated with.
The Negative Consequences Of A Criminal Record
For students or individuals who are not U.S. citizens, but may have the intent to become citizens of the USA, know that although we are not immigration attorneys, we will be cognizant of your immigration status because we recognize the negative consequences that can result if you are convicted of misdemeanors and more serious offenses.
In addition, if you are a student and you are currently receiving federal student aid, you may risk the loss of your federal student aid if you are convicted of certain drug offenses during your funding period. Furthermore, you may be barred from reapplying for federal student aid for a specified period of time upon conviction.
So if you are a high school student or a student attending UNC Charlotte, Johnson C. Smith University, Metropolitan College, Central Piedmont Community College, Charlotte School of Law, Davidson College, Belmont Abbey, ECPI University, King's College, New Horizons Computer Learning Center of Charlotte, Kaplan College, Strayer University, University of Phoenix-Charlotte, etc., and you have been charged with an offense in Mecklenburg County or Cabarrus County, please contact our office to discuss your charges and your options.
Contact Our Firm For A Consultation
To speak with an experienced Charlotte attorney, contact Douglas K. Simmons & Associates, PLLC, by calling 704-269-4223.