Helping College Students Charged With Crimes

College is a time of new experiences for most students. They are away from home for the first time, and are creating memories that will last a lifetime. People make bad choices while they are in college, and sometimes that leads to serious criminal charges, which can have a significant impact, both in the present and long into the future. We want you to be able to prevent this from being something that causes you or your child lasting harm.

The Law Office of Jack Kotchick, has helped many college kids who have been charged with crimes. Our founding lawyer, Jack Kotchick, has more than three decades of experience on both sides of criminal issues, working as a prosecutor before protecting the rights of those charged with crimes. Our offices are conveniently located in Binghamton, New York, close to several colleges and trade schools.

Working To Protect Your Future

Every criminal charge, even for college kids, carries some sort of complication in the event of a guilty plea or conviction. You have to be sure you have a clear understanding of the potential impact of the charge before you determine how you wish to proceed. Attorney Kotchick can help you chart the best course of action to minimize the consequences you may be facing.

Some of the various offenses we see college students charged with frequently include:

  • Unlawful possession of marijuana (UPM) and other drug crimes
  • Petit larceny, burglary or theft of property
  • Possession of stolen property
  • Disorderly conduct or resisting arrest
  • Underage drinking
  • Sex crimes

What may seem like a minor inconvenience can become a big problem if you do not have all the facts. For example, many drug crimes convictions, even a simple Unlawful Possession of Marijuana, can result in you or your child being unable to obtain future financial aid or government subsidized student loans for school. They could also be suspended or expelled depending upon the nature of the offense. Do not discuss your case with anyone until you have a skilled attorney on your side.

Schedule Your Free Consultation Today

Whether you yourself have been charged with the crime, or you are seeking assistance for your son or daughter, know we can help you review all of the options available in your specific situation. We will take the time to help you build a strong defense in order to help you reach your full potential. Call our office at 607-821-0551 or send us an email to find a time that works for you.