A Skilled Student Criminal Defense Lawyer
Criminal convictions for college and high school students can have serious consequences, affecting job opportunities, school enrollment and college and graduate school applications. Dealing with the court case is just part of the problem. A student also has to worry about how their school will deal with the matter. You need a highly skilled criminal defense attorney in your corner to properly defend your rights and to avoid a criminal record that will follow you.
Are you a student facing criminal charges? If so, do not hesitate to contact my Massachusetts law firm for an initial consultation. I provide effective and quality representation to students in order to minimize the consequences that criminal charges can carry.
I was looking at a sentence of a little more than 20 years . . . I walked out of that courtroom because of Keith. I thank God he was my lawyer.
Accomplished and Seasoned Student Criminal Defense in the Boston Area
As a student criminal defense lawyer, I have had extensive experience protecting the freedoms of college and high school students in many cases involving:
- State drug crimes
- Federal drug offenses
- Drunk driving offenses
- Sex offenses
- Violent crimes
- Internet crimes
- Underage drinking
I pay close attention to the unique needs of my college and high school student clients. For more than 20 years, I have been defending the rights of those involved with legal issues in Massachusetts and I will protect your interests as well.
Dealing With Your School
When a student is charged with a crime, the school's disciplinary committee usually gets involved. Dealing with disciplinary boards can be challenging. The school may attempt to conduct a disciplinary proceeding before the criminal case is over, putting the student in a precarious position if they remain silent. You need a lawyer with experience in navigating these complexities. The school will often discontinue its investigation if the criminal matter is dismissed or if the student is acquitted. So, when possible, bringing the criminal case to a rapid and successful conclusion is the best option. But when that is not possible, you need a lawyer with experience in dealing with the problems of simultaneous criminal and academic proceedings.
Keeping Your Record Clean
I have a great deal of experience and expertise in fashioning pleas and sentences that avoid a record of a criminal conviction. This can be tricky work. You need someone who knows what they are doing.