Defending Students Facing Misdemeanor Or Felony Charges
Students accused of crimes face the threat of fines, probation or jail time. Depending on the charge, students also run the risk of jeopardizing their eligibility for financial aid, scholarships and employment prospects. A student arrested by campus police or security officials may also face an administrative disciplinary hearing that could result in temporary or permanent expulsion from school.
I am Larry Trank, a criminal defense attorney with more than 25 years of experience providing legal representation to students throughout the Hudson Valley. From my law office in New Paltz, I provide criminal defense to students, including those attending the following colleges:
- SUNY New Paltz
- Marist College (Poughkeepsie, NY)
- Vassar College (Poughkeepsie, NY)
- Dutchess Community College (DCC)
- Ulster Community College (UCC)
I offer a free initial consultation to discuss your case. Contact a New Paltz college defense lawyer to find out more.
A Criminal Record Can Follow You For Life
Nearly every employer conducts a background check. With multiple candidates vying for the most in-demand jobs, employers often immediately rule out those with criminal backgrounds. Even if you have a relatively minor offense such as marijuana possession on your record, you may find it difficult to get a desirable job. Your best option is to avoid a criminal record altogether. You may be able to do that by working with a skilled lawyer who knows the system and is willing to fight to keep your record clean and your career prospects open.
Defense Against All Types Of Criminal Charges
For the past 25 years, I have practiced law in New Paltz, New York, a small college town located in the Hudson Valley, and home to SUNY New Paltz. Throughout the years, I have had the opportunity to work closely with members of the college community and have regularly represented students charged with various offenses, including:
- Unlawful possession of marijuana (UPM)
- Criminal possession of a controlled substance (CPCS)
- Disorderly conduct
- Drug crimes
- Fake IDs
- Underage drinking and other alcohol charges
- Criminal mischief
- Petty and grand larceny
- Traffic violations
If you are a student who has been charged with a crime, or a parent helping your son or daughter following arrest, don’t make the mistake of thinking you can navigate the criminal justice system on your own. Before you talk to the police or anyone else, get the advice of an experienced criminal defense lawyer. I am available to personally speak with you 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Free Consultation: Contact An Ulster County Fake ID Lawyer
I have aggressively defended the rights of students charged with criminal offenses in New Paltz and throughout the Hudson Valley area for the past 25 years. To schedule a free consultation to discuss minor and college student defense, call my office toll free at 877-224-1132 or simply fill out the contact form on this website.