When Waukesha college students face criminal charges, academic sanctions or civil citations, it is often the student’s first encounter with the criminal justice system. Many students and their parents think a misdemeanor is no big deal and that it will have little impact on their academic and employment future. Some students decide to plead no contest to the charge, or take a plea bargain from the district attorney without consulting with an experienced criminal defense attorney first. Many students and their parents believe that a conviction for a misdemeanor is nothing more than a traffic violation on their record.
Student Criminal Conviction
In fact, even convictions for crimes like public intoxication, operating while intoxicated (OWI), theft or shoplifting, possession of false identification, resisting or obstructing an officer, making threats of physical harm through email or texts and marijuana possession can negatively impact a student now and in the future. A conviction record could result in academic sanctions such as suspension or expulsion from the college or university and even disqualify the student for federally subsidized financial aid. A student’s conviction could also make it difficult to find employment in the future. With so much at stake, it is critically important to keep all criminal and civil penalties off the students record. Contact a Waukesha Criminal Defense for College Students attorney to schedule a free consultation.
Every case, every circumstance and every student is different. Our Waukesha criminal defense attorneys are Wisconsin natives who attended the University of Wisconsin and Marquette University law school. We have decades of experience in helping Wisconsin college and university students in obtaining the best possible outcome. We are consistently successful in obtaining outright dismissal of the charges or reducing the charges, negotiating plea agreements, deferring prosecution of the charges, community service, and getting the expungement of any criminal convictions and removing convictions from the student’s academic record. We understand that young men and women make mistakes and we pride ourselves in helping students get a fresh start.
Contact Our Waukesha College Student Defense Lawyers
To learn more about what you should do if you have been arrested or are under investigation for a crime, contact the Wisconsin law firm of D’Angelo & Jones LLP for your free initial consultation.