Underage Drinking and Other College Student Offenses
College is known as a time for experimentation and it is not uncommon for students to have run-ins with the law. Large parties, underage drinking and drug use can be common activities for some college students, however when you are charged with a crime, it is your individual rights and future that are now at stake.
If you are either charged with a crime or you are a suspect in a criminal investigation it is important that you contact an experienced criminal attorney immediately. You should NOT meet with the police or any law enforcement officials without your attorney present. If you are contacted by law enforcement for your statement or an interview you should politely decline to speak with them until you have retained counsel.
At Gordon & Shaw, PLC, in Grand Rapids, Michigan, our attorneys are dedicated to helping college students protect their rights and minimize the consequences of certain lapses in Judgment while attending college.
Know your rights. Protect your future.
Our firm understands the long-term impact that a criminal conviction can have on a young person's record. In addition to criminal penalties, you may also face personal consequences that impact your college status, scholarships and future employment opportunities. As your advocates, we will take the time to understand the facts of your case, develop a strategy to approach your case and explore all of your options, including diversion and alternatives to conviction.
Our experienced attorneys represent college students in various cases including:
- Assault & Battery
- Domestic violence
- Petty larceny
- Disorderly conduct
- Drug possession
- Minor in possession (MIP)
- Driving on a Suspended/Revoked license
- Criminal Sexual Conduct
Preventing Long-Term Consequences for Students
Remember: That mistakes you make now can have a long-term impact on your rights and opportunities. Don't let a college mistake affect your future. Our attorneys will employ our knowledge, skill and ability to protect your rights in the criminal legal system, and in handling any administrative issues, including driver's license restoration, on your behalf.
Gordon & Shaw, PLC represents students from all universities or colleges including: Grand Valley State University, Western Michigan University, Cornerstone University, Davenport University, Kalamazoo College, Aquanis College, Calvin College, Grand Rapids Community College, Muskegon Community College or any other college or university located in West Michigan.
We can help you understand your options and develop a legal strategy to protect your rights. Call 616-828-0216 or contact us by e-mail to schedule a confidential consultation with one of our Grand Rapids date rape conduct lawyers.