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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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:
- Drug possession or drug distribution
- Drunk driving
- Driver’s license issues
- Motor vehicle crimes
- Domestic violence
- Violation of a restraining order
- Sex offenses
- Violent crimes like assault
- Credit card fraud and other financial crimes
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.