Attorneys Representing Students Accused Of Campus Crimes

At Summers, Rufolo & Rodgers, in Chattanooga, Tennessee, we represent college students who have been accused of crimes on campus. We work with students and sometimes their families to minimize the potential consequences of an on-campus arrest. When we handle your case, our goal is to resolve matters quickly and effectively so that you can move forward with your life.

The representation we provide is nonjudgmental and private. We understand that people make mistakes, and that they're sometimes accused of things they did not do. Many things that seem like innocent college fun can actually lead to criminal charges, and students often don't realize what they're risking until they are arrested.

If you are a student, you should know that our initial consultations are confidential. Your parents will not know that you called us. We can talk to you about your case, helping you to understand what's going to happen next and what your options are.

If you are a parent whose child has come to you for help, you should know that we often work with families to defend students accused of crimes. We'll help you understand the law and the steps we will take to defend your child. If you cannot travel to our office in Chattanooga, we can make representation convenient for you by talking with you over the phone or via email.

We represent students who have been accused of many offenses, including:

  • Using false identification/possession of a fake ID
  • Underage drinking
  • Public drunkenness
  • Driving under the influence (DUI)
  • Liquor law violations
  • Drug/narcotics offenses
  • Disorderly conduct
  • Assault
  • Forcible sexual assault
  • Rape
  • Burglary/breaking and entering
  • Trespass
  • Fraud offenses
  • Arson

The spotlight has been on campus crime lately. As several high-profile cases have been documented in the news, many colleges and universities have cracked down on perceived campus crime. Students often face harsh penalties that could affect their entire lives.

Protect Your Rights On Campus. Contact Us.

If you have subject to disciplinary action or prosecution arising from a campus-related incident, our attorneys are here to help you explore your legal options. Contact us online or by telephone at 423-933-2738 to arrange a consultation with an experienced Chattanooga, Tennessee, criminal defense lawyer.