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Representing College Students

Our Attorneys Defend Purdue Students Charged with Crimes and University Disciplinary Actions

Gibson Law Office has represented Purdue students for more than 19 years. We understand the myriad of issues that impact a college student who has been arrested. A criminal arrest is stressful for anyone, but when you are 18 to 22 years of age and away from home, it can be overwhelming. The arrest itself can be traumatic, as few students came to Purdue expecting to visit the Tippecanoe County Jail. And, everyone who does knows that they do not want to go back.

Returning to campus after posting bond, students are confronted with several questions:
  • Am I going to get jail time?
  • How much would an attorney cost?
  • Do I have any legal defenses?
  • Will the University find out?
  • Could I be suspended from the University?
  • Could I get kicked out of the dorms? 
  • How will this affect me in the job market?
  • Can my criminal record be expunged?
Purdue students who are arrested may receive advice from well-intentioned friends, their residence assistant, and even University employees on handling the situation. However, none of these people have represented someone in a courtroom. They do not understand the interplay between Purdue disciplinary actions and a criminal case. They are unaware of legal defenses, strict court procedures, and filing deadlines. They cannot draw on 15 years of experience defending Purdue students.

If you are a Purdue student who has been arrested, you need friends and family for support. You need an experienced Lafayette, Indiana criminal defense attorney for representation.

Lafayette, Indiana Attorney Brett Gibson Offers Purdue Students FREE Initial Consultations

If you are a Purdue student charged with a crime, wouldn’t it be helpful to meet for free with a Lafayette attorney who has represented hundreds of Purdue students in criminal cases and University disciplinary actions? Gibson Law Office attorneys have won acquittal at jury trial in major felony cases. We have also helped numerous students avoid conviction in misdemeanor alcohol and marijuana cases. Gibson Law Office lawyers have represented students in almost every type of crime, including:

  • Operating While Intoxicated – DUI
  • Drug Possession, including Marijuana, Ecstasy, Cocaine, and other Controlled Substances
  • Public Intoxication and Minor in Possession of Alcohol – Minor Consumption
  • Theft and Shoplifting
  • Battery and Resisting Law Enforcement
  • Criminal Mischief
  • Sex Crimes, including Rape, Sexual Misconduct, and Pornography
  • International Students facing Deportation, Inadmissibility, or Crimes of Moral Turpitude
  • Sealing and Expunging Criminal Records

Gibson Law Office also has extensive experience representing Purdue students in:
  • Conduct Conferences at the Office of Student Rights and Responsibilities
  • Community Standards Board Panel Hearings
  • Harassment Charges by the Purdue Office of Institutional Equity (Title 9)
  • Purdue University Residence Halls Disciplinary Actions
  • Purdue Aviation Technology Faculty Board Proceedings

Arrested on a Road Trip? Gibson Law Office has a Statewide Practice
Purdue students often visit high school friends at IU, Ball State, and other Indiana universities for a weekend of fun. However, when an arrest occurs, the same challenges arise for Purdue students when they are arrested in Bloomington, Muncie, or Indianapolis.

Gibson Law Office has represented clients in more than 50 Indiana counties. We have represented college students all over Indiana, including in Marion County, Monroe County, Delaware County, and Allen County. Regardless of where your case is pending, it is advantageous to have an attorney who understands the relationship between criminal defense and Purdue University disciplinary actions, as well as the effect on your job prospects. We have also represented students at IU, Ball State, and other Indiana universities in criminal cases and sealing and expunging criminal records. With offices in Lafayette and Fort Wayne, our legal team can provide experienced representation throughout Indiana.
Call for a Free Consultation with an Experienced Lafayette, Indiana Criminal Defense Attorney
If you are stressed out about a criminal charge, call Gibson Law Office for a free consultation. We can talk on the phone or meet in person at no cost to you. We can even do a conference call with your parents, so they can understand the situation. During our meeting, we will discuss the facts of your case and a strategy for moving forward. Regardless of whether you are charged with a misdemeanor or major felony, the first step forward is to speak with an attorney who has represented college students for 15 years. We are confident that after our meeting, you will understand the value of our experienced legal team.

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Phone: (765) 742-8440

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