Cambridge, Collegiate Crime and Investigation Attorneys
The Cambridge District Courthouse, located at 4040 Mystic Valley Parkway in Medford, handles a variety of criminal and noncriminal matters. If you are a college student living in Cambridge, Arlington or Belmont and are charged with a crime, this is where you would have to appear in court. In such a situation, it is imperative to have experienced capable criminal defense representation – which is what we provide at Altman & Altman LLP.
Our criminal defense attorneys have over 50 years of experience. We are located in the heart of Boston, in the midst of Cambridge and in downtown Salem – all hubs of collegiate activity. There are over 100 colleges in Massachusetts, and we have handled numerous college investigations, hearings and meetings within school inter-disciplinary systems. We are keenly aware of what is at stake for college students that have been charged with a crime or are being investigated for misconduct.
Being in college can be one of the greatest times in a person’s life, but it is also the first time that many teenagers and young adults are totally free and away from their parents’ influence and control. As a result, some kids wind up overindulging in their freedom and get into trouble, and in some cases they are unaware of just how serious the consequences of their actions could be. Many times alcohol and recreational drugs are involved, adding to the potential for a litany of offenses.
Common crimes committed by college students might be simple misdemeanors, such as possession of a fake ID, vandalizing property or trespassing – sometimes all three in one night, such as forging a fake student ID in order to sneak onto Harvard’s football field to paint obscenities on the 50-yard line.
However some crimes cannot be laughed off as harmless fun, and will not be tolerated by any authority figure. Crimes like assault and battery, drunk driving, felony destruction of property, manslaughter and sexual assaults happen every day on college campuses across America. In these cases, what started off like any other carefree day all the sudden has a potential to change the entire course of a young individual’s future, and it is in these cases that the criminal defense attorneys at Altman & Altman are essential to ensuring a better outcome for you.
Having a criminal record will follow you no matter how young you are when you accrue one, and that will impact your ability to get a job, obtain car and home loans and will need to be disclosed whenever you fill out mostly any government-related paperwork. To put it simply, a record will follow you for the rest of your life, and if there is something particularly heinous on it, it will have a detrimental effect on your future.
It is imperative that, once you have been charged with a crime while in college, you contact an experienced criminal defense attorney who can provide a guiding and steadying presence during what will undoubtedly be a difficult and frightening experience for you. Since you are most likely living at college, there is a good change you are also living far from home. The attorneys at Altman & Altman LLP are local and always have time to meet and talk with you about your case. You will never be alone when we’re on your side.
Altman & Altman LLP is uniquely situated in Massachusetts to be conveniently located close to your university, we have unmatched experience in handling such cases and, perhaps most importantly, we have criminal defense attorneys who possess a genuine empathy for our clients. We will be with you every step of the way as we develop a comprehensive and effective plan for your defense.
Do not wait, for time is of the essence in these situations. Call us for a free consultation today at 617-492-3000 or toll-free at 800-481-6199. We are available 24/7.