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College Students Crimes

College students facing criminal charges, often times far from home without the immediate help and support from family, can be a stressful and terrifying experience. If you are a Massachusetts college or graduate school student and have been accused of, think you might be accused of, or are being investigated for a crime committed either on or off campus, it is imperative that you don’t wait; be proactive. Being convicted of a crime either while on campus or in college can have serious consequences that may affect your future.

Some problems you may face include:

  • Having a permanent criminal record
  • Difficulties obtaining federal funding for school
  • Challenges in applying to graduate school
  • The inability to find desirable employment
  • Be required to go before the school’s inter-disciplinary system

Common campus-related crimes include:

Do not let criminal charges you faced in college affect the rest of your life. If you are a college student in Massachusetts and believe you are presently being investigated, or have recently been charged with a crime either on or off campus, please call the Boston law office of Altman & Altman for a free consultation, 617.492.3000 or 800.481.6199 (toll free) or contact us online.

College Student Criminal Defense Lawyers in Massachusetts

If you are a college student who has been charged with a crime, whether a misdemeanor or a felony, the stakes are high. Your future, including continued attendance at your school and employment and graduate school opportunities, is hanging in the balance. Contacting a college student criminal defense lawyer in your area is the best way to protect that which you've worked so hard to achieve.

At Altman & Altman LLP, our college student defense attorneys will aggressively defend you in criminal court and provide support and advocacy before college or university disciplinary boards. College student defense involves a unique range of complexities, and you'll find that the service of our firm will be a huge advantage for many reasons.

Firstly, we have devoted decades to defending clients against common campus-related charges such as drug crimes, drunk driving/DUI/OUI/DWI, underage drinking, public drunkenness, open containers, sex crimes, cyber crimes, theft crimes, and assault and battery. On that front, our reputation speaks for itself.

Adding to this, we understand how to approach the difficulties that may arise from the relationship between criminal proceedings and disciplinary hearings. We know that these kinds of hearings are often nothing more than rogue criminal investigations. We know that you might very well find yourself in an uncomfortable situation where you'll have to explain yourself to a board before your criminal proceeding comes to a conclusion. We'll guide and support you in any way that we can.

Our criminal team also offers a thorough understanding of the constitutional issues that tend to be involved in these kinds of situations. For instance, many of the legal issues and defense options in college crimes cases may depend on whether you attend a public or a private institution, who conducted any relevant searches, including dorm room searches, and more.

Finally, our Cambridge, Massachusetts location is ideal. Here in Cambridge, we are just minutes from Harvard University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge College, Lesley University, Longy School of Music, and Episcopal Divinity School. Our Cambridge office is also extremely close to Boston and Boston-area schools such as: Boston College, Boston University, UMass Boston, Suffolk University, Northeastern University, Simmons College, Bunker Hill Community College, Roxbury Community College, Wentworth, Bay State College, Berklee College of Music, Emerson College, Emmanuel College, Fisher College, Laboure College, Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, Salem State, Merrimack, Babson, Bentley, and Endicott. We will be glad to represent college students from these or any other Massachusetts colleges or universities.

Aggressive College Student Defense Attorneys: 617.492.3000 or 800.481.6199

The criminal defense team at Altman & Altman LLP offers the experience and talent that it takes to defend your college -campus criminal charge. It is critical that you get top-notch legal representation when so much is riding on it. If you would like to speak with one of our attorneys, call us at 617.492.3000 or 800.481.6199 or contact us online.

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