Every criminal charge is serious, no matter who is involved, but for a college student, a conviction can do significant damage to his or her education and future career. A mark on a criminal record may limit access to financial aid and make it harder to get a job in the future. If you, or your child, have been arrested on a criminal charge in California, it is important you protect your rights and learn about your options.
At the Law Office of Charles B. Smith, we provide our clients with the attention they deserve and the defense they need after being arrested on misdemeanor or felony offenses in the state of California. Former prosecutor and police officer Charles B. Smith has more than 25 years of criminal law experience and has a strong track record of success. We can defend your rights and limit the damage that an arrest will do to your future.
Bay Area College Student Offenses Lawyer
Students from public and private colleges and universities may be charged with a wide range of crimes, including:
- Drug possession
- Underage drinking
- Disorderly conduct
- Assault for fighting
- Sex crimes
- Other serious offenses
Police, including campus police and other authorities, may conduct searches of dorm rooms and apartments that lead to criminal charges. Our firm will thoroughly review how those searches took place and how evidence was gathered. If your rights were infringed upon, we will fight to make sure that evidence is not included in the court proceeding.
We may also be able to look toward diversion programs and alternative sentencing, along with whether the charges may be expunged from a criminal record.
Contact a San Mateo College Student Crimes Defense Attorney
If you or your child has been charged with a crime, speak with an experienced lawyer as soon as possible. To schedule a free consultation, call us at 650-425-7703 or e-mail us. We accept credit cards, are available outside of regular business hours, and regularly visit our clients who are in jail.