Student Offenses & University Tribunals

Asheville, Buncombe, UNC-A, WNC College / Underage Defense Lawyer

College can be a lot of fun and a growing experience for most students. At times, students may feel overwhelmed, and wrong decisions are made. If you are involved with an investigation relating to either scholastic or activity related matter, it is imperative that you seek an experienced attorney skilled with University tribunal hearings. Your future is at stake, including possible academic probation, student loans, housing, and more. In North Carolina, a college student has the right to be represented by an attorney in most student hearing matters.

Several criminal charges can cause a University to react similarly, these charges could include:

  • Assault
  • Disorderly conduct
  • DWI and DWI under 21
  • Fake ID possession
  • Underage possession of alcohol
  • Possession of marijuana with intent to distribute or for personal use
  • Possession of a Controlled Substance
  • Prescription Drug Charges
  • Sexual assault or battery

As a former prosecutor, Thomas Amburgey has the experience needed to protect your rights, and to ensure your future is unmarred by criminal charges. He understands the significant risk for High School and College students relating to criminal charges and the lasting, long-term effects on their future. University tribunal hearings can be confusing, and sometimes people are in danger of misunderstanding the charges, quickly wanting to get everything back on track and not engaging in the proper defense of the allegations. This approach is a mistake, and it is usually in your favor to dispute the charge and maintain a clean record. At Amburgey Law, we will review the pertinent documents, gather facts, determine the applicable law and provide the best course of action.

The attorneys of Amburgey Law understand that many of these issues are sensitive and could have long lasting effects socially, professionally and academically. We have helped many students through every stage of the sanction process and understand the governing rules and authority. We will not judge you for your offenses and are committed to defending your rights. Every case and situation are unique and if you stand accused of a criminal offense with potential university sanctions, do not ignore the charges, call us and let our experience work for you.