In College Park, Bowie, Baltimore, Towson and other campus communities throughout Maryland, it’s common for students and campus visitors to have run-ins with local law enforcement. Although many of these infractions are minor, there are numerous instances where students who run afoul of the law find themselves facing significant fines, jail time or expulsion from their college or university.
A Moment of Youthful Indiscretion Can Carry Lifelong Consequences
When young people leave home and start living on their own for the first time, they must learn to make decisions without parental oversight. While many do just fine, sometimes the wrong choices are made. Whether your son or daughter was at an off-campus party or attending a school sporting event and things got out of hand, the seriousness of the charges against him or her can vary. While fines or a short-term jail sentence may be criminal punishment, the lasting stain of a criminal record may follow young people into the job market as they search for a job after they finish school.
As criminal defense lawyers handling a wide variety of criminal cases, we understand the delicate nature of campus crimes and the best methods for keeping a young person out of jail and in the classroom. Some of the most common types of campus crimes we see at the Law Offices of McKenzie & Tehrani include:
- Minor in possession of alcohol
- Drug charges such as marijuana possession or distribution
- Date Rape
- Assault and battery
- Public intoxication
- Public urination
- Weapons violations
- Disorderly conduct
- Possession or use of fake I.D.
When You Run Into Trouble on Campus, Contact An Attorney
We are located on the College Park – Riverdale line and we regularly represent students and their families throughout Maryland. We at the Law Offices of McKenzie & Tehrani have helped numerous students maintain a clean record. To schedule a free and confidential consultation with us please call 301-309-3669 or cell 240-604-6405.