College can be an exciting time filled with new responsibilities as well as new freedoms. Unfortunately, sometimes those freedoms can lead to circumstances in which your college student faces criminal charges. Underage drinking is one quite common way that college students come into contact with the criminal justice system, as is driving under the influence.
If law enforcement arrested your college student and charged him or her with a crime, whether it is alcohol- or drug-related or a different offense such as assault or theft, it is very important that you proceed in a strategic way to ensure a solid defense. A criminal record during your child's college years can scar his or her future in serious ways and can prevent access to opportunities for education and work.