Because of the increased awareness of sexual assaults on college campuses across the nation, many colleges and universities in the Winston-Salem area, including Winston-Salem State University, Wake Forest University and many others, have adopted policies that are supposed to quickly and effectively address the serious situation at hand. Unfortunately though, as some students learn, these policies don't always provide the accused student with the same legal protections they would receive if their case was handled by the courts.
College is supposed to be a time in a young person's life in which they branch out on their own and discover what it's like to be an adult. Unfortunately, allegations of sexual assault and rape oftentimes force students to grow up quickly if they want any hope of protecting their civil rights. They must learn far too soon that a good offense is the best defense when facing criminal charges of any kind. And if legal representation isn't obtained swiftly, students learn the hard way the true cost of not protecting their rights.
Defending Students In Winston-Salem Against Rape Allegations
I am attorney Dylan W. Greenwood, and I know North Carolina law very well. I know that penalties for sexual offenses, like sexual assault and rape, go far beyond the disciplinary actions taken by university administrators. On top of the threat of expulsion from school, you may also face misdemeanor or even felony charges brought by police. Depending on whether you are convicted of a crime, you could face time in jail, lengthy sex offender registration and significant damage to your reputation.
Protecting your rights should start with a call to a lawyer immediately after being accused. At my law firm, Dylan W. Greenwood, Attorney at Law PLLC, I start by obtaining evidence and testimonies as soon as possible before anything becomes contaminated or details are forgotten. I then use defense strategies I have cultivated over many years as a practicing criminal defense lawyer to make sure you are treated fairly and that your side of the story gets told.
Need Your Rights Protected? Contact My Law Firm Today.
If you're facing criminal charges of any kind, including serious sex crime allegations, my law firm can help. I represent residents throughout Forsyth County and surrounding areas as well as college students at any of the local North Carolina colleges and universities. For immediate assistance with your case, contact my Winston-Salem office online or by calling 336-794-6138.