Defense for UGA Students: Answers for Parents: Help for Families in Crisis
Legal Assistance for Students: UGA Student or just visiting and had an unhappy encounter with law enforcement? We can help!
We understand that you are not a criminaleven if you have been arrested. Our firm’s Athens Office is conveniently located near the University of Georgia campus and our lead partner for these type cases is the former Solicitor-General for Athens. He supervised the office in charge of prosecuting the very charges you are facing.
We are the only firm in North Georgia that can provide this unique type of experience and insider knowledge. Mo Wiltshire understands how to help and, as a parent, he cares about the issues facing our kids. Too many times promising kids from great families find themselves arrested for offenses that are not in keeping with their character or how they were raised. We can help make sure the court system sees your student as a person and not just an offender written up in an arrest report.
Call (706) 543-0002 for help from the former Athens Solicitor-General.
Whether you are facing an MIP alcohol charge, a DUI arrest or a False Identification/Fake ID charge, a Possession of Marijuana charge or some other charge we can help! We represent students from all walks of life and are organized and focused to help you navigate through the court system safely.
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As a student we need to focus on protecting your future and your academic prospects and that means keeping your record protected. Taking steps early on to investigate all your options will help maximize the chance that we can keep an arrest from causing long term problems as you move forward with your life. Many times talking to us can help you achieve a sense of calm overcoming a very tumultuous mental state following an arrest and the experience of going to jail, being processed and having to post bond.
A criminal conviction has a negative impact on anyone’s life. For university, college and graduate-school students, however, the consequences can be especially harsh. A criminal conviction on record puts a student at a disadvantage compared to his or her peers when seeking employment during and after college, or when seeking further post-graduate opportunities.
“…Mo Wiltshire is the one to call. He did not rush through the initial consultation and took the time to explain step by step what to expect and offered parent and student conference calls for those who do not live locally.” -Parents of a client 2014
Every time we work with a college student and the family of the student in a criminal defense case, we focus on the goal of keeping our clients’ criminal record as blemish-free as possible. Our lead partner Mo Wiltshire is simply more experienced in this area than anyone in the Athens area. Mo is also rated as a “best” or “top” attorney in this field by AVVO.com, NACDA, NAFDD, NTLO, and other attorney rating services and organizations. You owe it to yourself to call and set up a time to speak to Mo Wiltshire.
“…we had so much anxiety over this situation. We appreciate all that you and your firm did on our behalf, especially the many calls that you had to field from us as panicked parents.”
-Parents of a client 2013
CALL (706) 543-0002 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
OUT OF STATE and OUT OF AREA CLIENTS
At Prior, Daniel & Wiltshire we understand the frustration of being arrested in a location in which you are not a resident. The inability to get answers over the phone and the expenses associated with appearing in person can be frightening. Confronting an unknown criminal system can be extremely difficult when you don’t have the ability to appear in person and almost impossible to resolve over the phone. You probably don’t know any lawyers in the area and you may well be dealing with a situation involving your college-age child. We can help. We can answer your questions. Call Mo Wiltshire. He will be able to help you. You will feel better about your situation when you speak with Mo Wiltshire.
Given our breadth of experience and range of practice, we can provide help and comfort for you with these trying and troubling situations in ways that very few other law firms can hope to match. We have represented many out of state clients that have never had to make a court appearance following their arrest because we were able to handle everything for them.
Georgia law and local court rules allow for a client’s presence to be waived by an attorney in many cases. While not all judges and courts allow this waiver, at Prior, Daniel & Wiltshire our experience and local knowledge allow us to eliminate or minimize your required appearances. We can minimize or eliminate the hassle and the expense of flying in from out of state. Nolo contendere, Plea in Absentia, stipulated disposition, dead docket, Pre-Trial Diversion Programs, conditional discharge and on an on. Which course is right for you? Which course is even available to you. Mo Wiltshire can deliver the answers you need so that you can face your situation with real comprehension understanding your options.
We are broadly experienced and highly regarded in the areas of the law that Students often encounter. Our lead defense partner, Mo Wiltshire, is recognized as a top attorney and has earned the rating “Superb” by AVVO.com the world’s largest online legal directory and rating service. Mo has also received many AVVO client’s choice awards as a result of feedback from very satisfied and happy clients.
- AV Preeminent Legal Ability (Martindale-Hubbell)
- Very High Ethical Standards (Martindale-Hubbell)
- Top One Percent of Attorneys in The United States (NADC)
- Rated “SUPERB” as a Criminal Defense Attorney (AVVO)
- Rated “SUPERB” as a DUI Defense Attorney (AVVO)
- Top 10 Criminal Defense Attorney (NACDA)
- Top 100 Criminal Defense Lawyer (ASLA)
- Top 100 Trial Lawyer (National Trial Lawyers)
- Top 100 DUI Defense Attorney (NAFDD)
- Named to the “10 Best” for Client Satisfaction 2014, 2015 & 2016 (AIOCLA)
- Client’s Choice Award for Outstanding Service 5 years running 2012-2016 (AVVO)
Contact Attorney Mo Wiltshire call (706) 543-0002
We are ready to help you throughout Georgia including towns like Commerce, Jefferson, Ila, Homer, Nicholson, Arcade, Danielsville, Royston, Elberton, Athens, Hull, Toccoa, Gainesville, Bowman, Maysville, Center, Colbert, Winterville, Baldwin, Braselton, Clarkesville, Cornelia, Lavonia, Hartwell, Eatonton, Washington, Lexington, Milledgeville, Union Point, Siloam, Greensboro, Sparta, Winder, Winterville, Watkinsville and we cover many counties including Baldwin County, White County, Habersham County, Stephens County, Hall County, Banks County, Franklin County, Hart County, Jackson County, Madison County, Ebert County, Barrow County, Clarke County, Oglethorpe County, Oconee County, Putnam County and Greene County.
UGA Code of Conduct PDF
“The Code of Conduct has been developed by the Office of Student Conduct to provide students with expectations for behavior that upholds the principles outlined in the Pillars of the Arch. In addition to describing regulations for behavior, the Code of Conduct provides useful information to students and student organizations regarding alleged violations of conduct regulations. All procedures for responding to possible violations of conduct regulations, including specifics of the conduct process, a listing of possible sanctions, the interim suspension policy, and the appeals procedures are included in the Code of Conduct. These procedures have been established to ensure due process and fundamental fairness to all involved in the University’s judicial processes.”
“Individuals interested in submitting a report of potential Code of Conduct regulation violations should do so in writing. Reports not submitted in writing will be independently verified prior to beginning a conduct investigation. Reports should be submitted as soon as possible after the alleged violation. For individuals filing a report, a meeting can be arranged with a staff member in the Office of Student Conduct to discuss the conduct process. Reports should be submitted to Kara Fresk, Associate Director for Student Conduct, by calling 706-542-1131 or emailing email@example.com. ”