College students and Crimes

College and University Students and Crimes in Massachusetts

Criminal charges can be devastating to a student who has a bright future to protect. We have represented college students charged with a variety of crimes from rape to underage drinking. We strive to protect a student's criminal record and to achieve a result that they will not have to explain to potential employers for the rest of their lives. Where possible we try to keep even the arrest from appearing on a student's record by attempting to have the charges dismissed prior to arraignment where possible. We have represented students in University disciplinary actions which may accompany criminal charges.

We are also very aware of the effect criminal charges have on college students with F-1 student visas or foreign exchange students. We have represented undergraduate and graduate students here on visas charged with a variety of criminal offenses. It is very important to have a Boston criminal attorney who is aware of the immigration effects of the charges you face and who knows how to resolve the case in the best way possible to avoid immigration consequences.

A student charged with a crime will need to consider:

  • protecting their criminal record
  • challenges in applications for employment or graduate school
  • problems in obtaining financial aid
  • University disciplinary action which may involve a hearing related to housing or academic probation or expulsion
  • Immigration effects on student visa

Massachusetts has hundreds of colleges and Universities and the communities they are in sometimes push hard against the schools and local police to enforce the laws against students living in the community.

College Student crimes range from:

  • Underage drinking
  • Disturbing the peace
  • Possession of fake ID
  • Drug possession/drug distribution
  • Drunk driving/OUI
  • Assault and Battery
  • Rape/ date rape
  • Indecent Assault and battery
  • Open and Gross Lewdness
  • Cyber/computer crimes
  • Theft
  • Shoplifting

If you have been charged with a crime or are being investigated either by campus or local police feel free to call for a free confidential consultation to better understand your rights and what to expect.