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College students who run into problems with law enforcement face an array of complex concerns. Unfortunately, a single lapse in judgment or being in the wrong place at the wrong time can have a major impact on the course of your life and future prospects. At Hunt & Tuegel, PLLC, in Waco, we will advise and represent you — or your son or daughter — with the clear objective of obtaining the best possible outcome.
We offer skilled, effective representation for students at Baylor University, Texas State Technical College (TSTC), McLennan County Community College, Hill College, Tarleton State University, Texas A&M University, Central Texas College and other educational institutions in Central Texas.
Sensitivity To All Legal Concerns Faced By College Students And Parents
Our attorneys are both graduates of Baylor University School of Law and strong proponents of higher education in Texas. We relate extremely well to young adult clients and concerned parents who recognize the need for experienced, locally respected representation when criminal charges arise. You can turn to our firm with confidence in matters involving:
- DWI or other alcohol-related offenses
- Drug charges at any level of severity, including possession with intent to distribute marijuana, cocaine or any other controlled substance
- Resisting arrest or evading police — felony charges that put a person's career and overall future at serious risk
- Theft, shoplifting, burglary or any other property crime
Some Offenders Are Eligible For A Pretrial Intervention/Diversion Program
In December 2013, the McLennan County District Attorney's Office started an official "pretrial intervention program." Please ask us about this fairly new program in McLennan County!
Typically, a pretrial intervention or pretrial diversion program is something we refer to in our office as a "desk drawer probation." This program may allow you to avoid court disposition altogether, with the opportunity to try to resolve your case by complying with certain terms set out in a written agreement between you and the D.A.'s office. Depending on the case, those terms MAY sometimes include some of the following: community service hours, abstaining from alcohol, drug testing, electronic monitoring, classes and a program fee. If the terms are completed within the required time frame and you do not violate the agreement, then a pretrial intervention program typically allows for the dismissal of your case.
Particularly for young students who have no previous criminal history, this is sometimes a good option. If you hire us and you are interested in applying for this program, the first step will be to prepare the application and additional information we will provide to the District Attorney's Office. Once that information is put together, then we will present it to the District Attorney's Office for consideration.
Established Strengths As Trial Attorneys And Negotiators
Criminal defense for Baylor University students and those attending other institutions in Central Texas is a conscious, highly developed strength of our firm. We engage closely with our clients and actively prepare them for specific university judiciary processes as well as the criminal justice system. Our constant goal is to help students stay in school and on track.
We are dedicated, reputable student defense lawyers. At our law firm, you can depend on personalized, focused attention from lawyers who genuinely care about you and your case. Our experience covers the spectrum from work in a prosecuting role to defense advocacy in the most serious criminal matters. For a free initial consultation, please call 254-304-6354 or send us an email now.