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College Student Criminal Defense

College Student Crimes

Criminal charges against college and university students must be handled with careful attention to both the criminal proceedings and any disciplinary proceedings at the university. It takes special care to protect the student’s constitutional rights in the criminal court, while allowing the student to submit a satisfactory response to the college’s disciplinary board as well.

Boston college student criminal defense attorney David Yannetti and his associates devote a significant part of their law practice to college and university student criminal defense. Throughout the year, we provide top-notch representation in criminal proceedings while advising college students about the disciplinary board procedure at their college or university.

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We are top rated college student defense lawyers serving Massachusetts, who will provide you with the best representation you can obtain anywhere. With offices in Boston, Salem, and Dedham, we are here to help you. Call us for a FREE phone consult.

Preventing Criminal Convictions

A criminal conviction has a negative impact on anyone’s life. For university, college and graduate-school students, however, the consequences can be especially severe. A criminal record puts a college or post-graduate student at a disadvantage compared to his or her peers when seeking employment during and after college, or when seeking further post-graduate education.

When working as a college student criminal defense attorney, the Yannetti Criminal Defense Law Firm focuses on the goal of keeping our clients’ criminal records clean. In all cases, we work with skill and dedication to minimize the negative consequences. Our attorneys are experienced and qualified to handle college student criminal defense in all manner of felony and misdemeanor proceedings, including:

Attorney Yannetti and his associates work with students from all Boston-area colleges and universities, including Northeastern University, Boston University, Suffolk University, Harvard University, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Boston College and others.

University Disciplinary Proceedings

College student criminal defense is complicated by the relationship between the criminal proceedings and the college disciplinary hearing. Often, the student must respond to school disciplinary proceedings while the criminal case is still proceeding. Criminal defendants have the constitutional right to remain silent and not incriminate themselves. However, college students sometimes find themselves in the awkward position of having to explain themselves to university disciplinary committees before their criminal cases are resolved. Attorney Yannetti and his associates are sensitive to the special needs of college students charged with criminal offenses. We regularly advise and prepare his clients for student disciplinary hearings in the Boston and Cambridge area, and throughout Massachusetts.

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If you or your child has been charged with a crime while attending a Massachusetts university, speak with us. Contact a lawyer online or call 617-297-9213 for a free phone consultation.


Client Testimonials

5 Star

In the most painful times in our lives–David, Greg and Lisa showed us their professional best–dignified, warm, gracious. David and his team will not let you down, you will be taken well care of and most importantly superbly and justly represented…
Barbara Lynch

Oh my goodness David is a miracle worker! Unbelievable results! David is so highly respected by attorneys and judges and prosecutors that he really makes an impact in court and presented our friend in the best possible light…

Jude Dasilva

Greg Johnson and David Yannetti are simply the best. After having two other attorneys on a case, I hired them and got results where others failed. They work hard for you and I highly recommend them!…

Vivian Trinh

If it was not for Mr. Yannetti I could have lost my career and opportunity to come back to USA again given that I am not a US citizen. Thank you Mr. Yannetti for all you did for me and my family. You and your office were truly there for me in my darkest hour…

Ajit Gupta

Greg Johnson is a charming attorney and seems to truly care about his client’s and the outcome of their case. If you ever need an experienced criminal defense Lawyer, Yannetti Criminal Defense Law Firm is the one to call!…


“I’ve got your back,” he told me early on. David did not disappoint. By showing up with David in the courtroom, I felt I’d made a clear statement of intent. The case was duly dropped…

James Brooks

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