College Students

College Students

Massachusetts is home to many of America's most prestigious universities. Accordingly, the area attracts some of the nation's brightest and most talented young adults. College is an exciting time of new found freedom and personal growth for millions of students in the state. While college students will have countless opportunities to learn and develop, many will often be exposed to situations where legal trouble can easily arise. As a result, some college students will face difficult legal challenges for the first time in their lives. While these situations can be distressing and complex, students do not have to face the system alone. Criminal matters involving college students invariably come with the threat of conviction and incarceration, like most criminal cases. However, criminal cases involving college students are often uniquely challenging and tenuous.

We have all made mistakes, especially when we were young and still adapting to the new responsibilities adulthood presents. Bellotti Law Group, P.C. can help amend the legal difficulties faced by college students and restore a sense of normalcy and comfort to this memorable stage of life.

Suspension/Expulsion From School

Complicating already difficult cases is the fact that involved students often face suspension or expulsion from their university. Often times, this hinges on the underlying criminal case. Additionally, some educational institutions will insist on tuition for an entire semester or school year, despite suspending or dismissing the student as a disciplinary measure. In other cases, schools have stripped implicated students of received scholarship money because of an outside legal matter.

Future Implications

Many times, as a result of a college students legal entanglements, a background check will reveal a criminal case or conviction. This can limit the students future educational endeavors, stifle travel plans, and preclude internship or employment opportunities. It is imperative that a college student facing legal challenges contact an experienced attorney swiftly to avoid compounding any negative effects.

At Bellotti Law Group, our attorneys have represented students of many area schools, colleges, and universities around Boston, Cambridge and Quincy, when those students have been involved with criminal cases and investigations. We have represented Boston-area college students charged with criminal offenses at Boston University, Boston College, Northeastern, Tufts, MIT, Harvard and others. We have the knowledge and experience to represent your interests both with school proceedings and the criminal case. We will appear with you in court and at school disciplinary and administrative proceedings. Should the case fail to resolve prior to trial, our attorneys are prepared to represent you in front of a jury and put you in the best position for a good outcome.

In many cases, there are opportunities to resolve issues in ways that protect a student's criminal record and other interests. Our attorneys know how to most effectively advocate for your interests, and are ready to help you. Contact Bellotti Law Group, P.C. today.

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