Message To Parents Of College Students

For many young adults, college is a time of exploration – a time where, for the first time in their lives, they are away from their parents and able to make their own decisions. Unfortunately, the freedom to make decisions can come at a cost, especially if a decision leads to a criminal offense.

Because of their minimal life experiences, young adults may not know what to do after an arrest or even realize they can protect their rights by obtaining an attorney. They may unwittingly admit to a crime or accept a plea deal that could end up getting them kicked out of school or something much worse.

As parents, it is our job to protect our children, even if it's from their own mistakes. With help from Gary Greenwald & Partners P.C., you can do just that.

Common Offenses To Be Aware Of

There are a number of common criminal offenses college students may face, including:

  • Drug charges – such as possession of marijuana, narcotics or prescription medication
  • Alcohol-related crimes – including underage drinking, possession of a fake ID and driving under the influence
  • Assault charges – because of a bar fight or an altercation at a sports game or other public event
  • Property crimes – including theft, shoplifting or damaging someone else's property
  • Sex offenses – such as rape or sexual assault

Because of their naiveté about the law, they may do or say something during encounters with police that creates major problems during prosecution. In the end, a young adult may unintentionally violate their own rights without even knowing it.

Defend Your Child's Rights And Future

Whether your child is facing potential penalties from the criminal justice system or from their school, they may need your help guiding them through possibly the worst situation of their lives. With the help of our criminal defense attorneys, you can ensure you are giving proper guidance that truly has your child's best interests in mind.

At Gary Greenwald & Partners P.C., our lawyers have more than 40 years of experience defending people in a variety of criminal proceedings throughout Orange County, Sullivan County, Dutchess County and across New York state. We know how to create defense strategies that work and get results. To put our skill and knowledge in your corner, call 845-477-5692 or send us an email to set up a free initial consultation at any of our New York offices in Chester, Wurtsboro or Poughkeepsie. Se habla español.