Student Criminal Defense lawyer


Students under the age of 18 who are charged with crimes face a harsh reality – the juvenile court system. The juvenile court system can be overwhelming for students who have never been in trouble previously or who have only experienced discipline imposed by a school administrators. Given that juvenile criminal charges can have a profound impact on future academic enrollment, financial aid opportunities, and even employment, a student’s case in the juvenile court system must be handled with the utmost care.

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    What we can help with

    Our skilled team of attorneys can help protect your child’s future and reduce the potential consequences of campus-related crimes including: 

    • Possession or Distribution of Drugs 
    • Underage Drinking 
    • Underage Possession of Alcohol 
    • Possession of a Fake ID 
    • DUI / OVI 
    • Disorderly Conduct 
    • Assault 
    • Rape or Sexual Assault 
    • Stalking 
    • Hazing 
    • Indecent Exposure 
    • Theft or Shoplifting 
    • Vandalism or Property Crimes 
    • Traffic Violations 
    • Cyber or Computer Offenses 
    • Hate Crimes 
    • Weapons Offenses 

    Don’t gamble with your child’s future:

    Consequences of a Criminal Record

    Criminal records have consequences – even if they stem from a single mistake. Some charges could lead to being suspended or expelled from school. Others could mean large fines and jail time. Employers, graduate schools, banks, professional licensing organizations and other institutions regularly conduct background checks on applicants. Having a criminal record could impact your child’s financial aid and student loans, choice of graduate schools and careers, housing and employment.  A student criminal defense attorney can help.

    A student criminal defense lawyer can help students achieve a favorable outcome. We have lawyers and other professionals ready to fight for and protect our clients.

    juvenile offenses

    Juveniles can be charged with misdemeanors and felonies. In the state of Ohio, common misdemeanors that juveniles face include Telecommunications Harassment, Aggravated Menacing, Assault, Petty Theft, Obstructing Official Business, Manufacturing or Selling Drug Paraphernalia, and other drug and alcohol-related offenses. Juveniles can also be prosecuted for felonies such as Robbery, Kidnapping, Failure to Comply, and various types of cyber offenses like Pandering Obscenity Involving a Minor.

    Following adjudication of the charges, the juvenile court will hold a disposition hearing to determine the sentence to impose on the juvenile offender.

    harsh realities with juvenile crimes

    Judges in the juvenile court system can impose sentences such as community service, suspension of a driver’s license, drug or alcohol treatment, psychological treatment, or even placement in a local detention facility or placement with the Ohio Department of Youth Services. Ohio law carries the potential for a driver’s license suspension for nearly every drug conviction.

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    protect your freedoms with a student criminal defense attorney

    When a student faces a juvenile criminal charge, the student’s future is at risk. We are experienced student defense lawyers who are ready to advocate for juveniles. When a student’s freedom, education, and future employment opportunities are at risk, do not delay in contacting a student criminal defense attorney.

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    If your college student has been charged with a crime, no matter how serious, the stakes are high and time is of the essence. Our experienced attorneys stand ready to aggressively build a defense in criminal court and help prepare your student for college or university disciplinary hearings while serving as their advocates. We understand the difficulties and unique complexities of navigating college crimes and are here to protect your child’s rights and future. 

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    We will be forever grateful to you for engaging with us to assist our son...

    We cannot thank you enough for your prompt and professional services on our behalf. You accomplished an amazing feat in just a few months. We are so grateful. You followed up on every issue and kept us informed throughout the process. It has been wonderful working with such competent attorneys as you have been. We will be forever grateful to you for engaging with us to assist our son in this most difficult situation.