Crimes by College Students
College students can learn valuable lessons both inside and outside the classroom, but a criminal conviction can be the wrong kind of lesson for a young person who makes a mistake or who is wrongly accused of a crime. Being charged with a misdemeanor or felony in college is a serious matter that can adversely impact a young person’s academics and future career.
A conviction can lead to problems such as:
- A criminal record
- The loss of federal funding for school
- Expulsion from school
- Denial of admission to graduate school
- The inability to obtain a desired job
- Action by a school’s disciplinary board or individual administrators
If your son or daughter has been charged with a misdemeanor or a felony on campus or off campus, you have the right to be worried about the impact the case may have on the present and the future. You also have the right to retain an excellent defense lawyer who can make a difference in the outcome. That’s where I can help.
Practical Legal Advice For Parents | Decisive Representation For Students
At the law firm of Steven J. Sherlag, P.C., in Portland, Oregon, I advise parents and represent students in criminal cases involving everything from shoplifting to serious drug violations and violent offenses. I also represent students before college and university disciplinary boards. I am a skilled negotiator and an aggressive litigator with extensive trial experience. I can help you right now if your matter involves:
- A young adult charged with a crime in college, graduate school, professional school or vocational school
- A drinking-related incident leading to a DUI, minor in possession or disorderly conduct charge
- An assault charge related to a fight
- Drug possession or distribution charges involving marijuana, cocaine, heroin, >prescription drugs or another controlled substance
- An alleged sex offense like date rape or sexual assault
- Destruction of property, vandalism or arson
Young people arrested for a crime should not talk to law enforcement without consulting a lawyer first.
Contact My Office To Speak With An Experienced Attorney
I understand the stress that an arrest can cause for a family. Contact me now to arrange a free consultation regarding your rights and options for resolving the matter.