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College Student Crimes/Offenses

Defending College and University Students

Students learn valuable lessons during their college years. Unfortunately, many learn the hard way just how serious a criminal charge can be.


If you are a college student or the parent of a college student who has been charged with a crime in Virginia, it is important to consult an experienced criminal defense attorney as soon as possible.

At Stone, Cardwell & Dinkin, PLC, our criminal defense lawyers represent students who attend colleges and universities throughout the region, including Virginia Commonwealth University, University of Richmond, J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College, Virginia Union University, Virginia State University and John Tyler Community College.

A Criminal Record Can Limit Your Options

A criminal conviction can interfere with a student's education and result in serious consequences, including incarceration and a criminal record that can limit future employment opportunities.

Don't put your future at risk. Please contact our office if you have been charged with any criminal offense, including:

If this is your first offense on a misdemeanor charge, we will negotiate to get the charges dismissed with the completion of certain conditions or to obtain probation instead of a fine or incarceration. If the case involves a license suspension, we will always request a restricted license so that the student can continue to attend classes.

A Conviction Can Affect Your Standing at College

College students convicted of felonies not only must complete their criminal sentence, they may also be expelled from school and lose any government grants or scholarships.

As former prosecutors, we understand what you are up against and we will work tirelessly on your behalf. If you or your college student is seeking an experienced criminal defense lawyer, please contact us for a free consultation and case evaluation.

Experienced on Both Sides of the Courtroom
Stone, Cardwell & Dinkin, PLC 101 Shockoe Slip, Suite K Richmond, VA 23219 Phone: 804-359-0000 Fax: 804-257-5555