College is a stressful time for many people. Students are worried about getting good grades so they can get into graduate school or land the most coveted positions. Many students adopt a “work hard, play hard” mentality. After studying hard all week, students are ready to blow off some steam on the weekends.
Unfortunately, if you get caught drinking and driving or using illegal drugs, everything you have worked for is at stake. If you are a college student who is facing criminal charges, it is important to contact an experienced lawyer to protect your freedom, criminal record and future.
Criminal Charges College Students Face
If you are arrested for criminal activity, you may be worried about the impact the charges will have on the rest of your life. Some students worry about losing their scholarships, becoming ineligible to play at sports or how a criminal record will look on their resume. I defend college students who are facing charges for crimes, including:
- Drunk driving (DUI)
- Drug possession
- Car accidents and leaving the scene of an accident
- Theft and shoplifting
- Destruction of property
Many college students are able to apply for a youthful offender status. If this is granted, the court record is sealed, and you can truthfully state that you have not been arrested. Protect your future by contacting a lawyer who will fight aggressively defend your college student crime.