If you or your son or daughter is facing criminal charges such as underage drinking you may not know where to turn for help. When college students or underage individuals come to me facing criminal charges they are concerned with being suspended or kicked out of school, loss of a scholarship or financial aid, having their alleged crimes appear in the newspaper, losing their driver's license or other serious consequences including jail or prison time. I have over 30 years experience as a criminal lawyer and I personally take my clients through every step of their case. Please contact my law office to schedule an initial consultation to discuss your case.
I commonly work with college students who have been charged with crimes including the following:
- DWI / DWAI / Driving Under the Influence of Drugs
- Petty Larceny
- Criminal Mischief
- Underage Drinking
- Drug offenses
- College disciplinary hearings
- Internet crimes
- Traffic Violations
These are serious crimes and need to be treated accordingly. I work with clients to help them understand how to best approach these cases and avoid negative consequences. After a charge of underage drinking or other underage offense, the priority is often to keep them in school and keep their criminal record clean. If under 19 years of age, it may be possible to be adjudicated a Youthful Offender, which could keep the conviction from appearing on their record.
I review every aspect of the case to understand what happened, determine whether the police acted properly. With my extensive experience as a prosecutor, I have insight into how the prosecutor will likely handle the case and can discuss the options available in this particular situation.
If you have been charged with underage drinking or other crimes in the upstate New York area, please contact my law office to discuss your charges.