Western Massachusetts College Crimes Attorneys
If you or a loved one is enrolled in college and was arrested for committing a crime on or off campus, it’s important to seek counsel from a qualified college crime defense attorney.
The consequences of college crimes and breaking the law when you are a student can be devastating. Not only are you facing formal criminal charges from law enforcement but you may also face disciplinary action from your school.
What You Need To Know to Defend Your Case:
You could be suspended, expelled, lose your scholarship or be excluded from receiving financial aid. A criminal record can haunt you long after you graduate and can hurt your chances of getting the job you want.
With so much at stake, you need a legal advocate who will look out for your best interests.
Our Goal Is To Get Your Charges Dismissed Or Reduced
At Adams & Kokonowski, LLC we represent clients in criminal court and at university disciplinary hearings. Our goal is to get the charges against you dismissed or reduced and to mitigate any potential lasting damage to your future.
We have a proven track record of success defending college crimes in Belchertown, Westfield, Northampton and Springfield District Courts.
Call us today to schedule a consultation with one of our seasoned attorneys.
Institutions of Higher Education in Western Massachusetts
Western Massachusetts is home to a number of colleges and universities, including:
- University of Massachusetts Amherst (UMass)
- Amherst College
- Hampshire College
- Smith College
- Mount Holyoke College
- Westfield State University
Common College Crimes
Your college years should be filled with fun experiences. However, certain situations can arise at frat parties, bars, dorm rooms that can lead to illegal activities.
College campus police officers can be overzealous in their efforts to “catch” you in the act. Campus police also have more legal authority thanks to a 2013 ruling by the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court which allows them to arrest students off campus grounds.
The following are the most common criminal charges college students face:
- Operating Under The Influence Of Alcohol or Drugs (Drunk Driving)
- Assault and Battery
- Assault and Battery on a Police Officer
- Resisting Arrest
- Minor in Possession of Alcohol
- Minor Transporting Alcohol
- Disorderly Conduct
- Inciting a Riot
- Possession of Drugs