Miami College Student Defense Attorney
Many teenagers and young adults who enter college are away from home and on their own for the first time in their lives, with more freedom and independence than they have ever known. It is not surprising that people at this age may make mistakes as they learn to become responsible adults. Yet under the eyes of the law, they are already legal adults and may be held to the same standard of legal conduct as the rest of us. Unfortunately, a criminal conviction at this stage of life can be especially disastrous to one’s future. At Jeffrey S. Weiner, P.A., we apply our experience and expertise to not only provide a strong, effective defense, but also to work toward the best possible outcome with the least impact on a student’s college education and future career. Contact our Miami college student defense attorneys today.
Criminal charges can greatly damage your future
Whether tried in juvenile or adult court, a criminal conviction can abruptly derail your education and your future, particularly if a jail sentence is involved. Many people whose college career is disrupted by criminal proceedings are not able to return and finish their studies. Even those who do complete their degree start off their professional life with a criminal record and find themselves hamstrung in their attempts to find a job in their field.
At Jeffrey S. Weiner, P.A., we provide aggressive defense against all manner of felony and misdemeanor charges in Miami. Attending parties is part of the college experience, as is spring break, and Miami is one of the top spring break destinations in the country. Some parties bring complaints from neighbors and the arrival of law enforcement, and being arrested for drinking or disorderly conduct may simply be the result of being in the wrong place at the wrong time. Whether you are a student in Florida or from another state who is arrested in Miami, a top criminal defense attorney at Jeffrey S. Weiner, P.A. can help.
Disciplinary proceedings can jeopardize your education
Even if criminal sanctions are not involved, a violation of school rules or involvement in certain activities can bring you before the school’s disciplinary committee and lead to your suspension or expulsion from the school. Even a black mark on your record could prevent you from receiving scholarships, honors or awards, and could follow you to graduate school or the world of work. We can provide advice or representation to help you defend charges of school code violations such as:
- Participation in Rallies, Protests, Sit-ins, and other forms of Civil Disobedience
If you are applying for law school, medical school or another professional college, you may find that you are required to consent to an extensive background check of your criminal history. Our office assists both applicants and licensed professionals to deal with background checks and professional licensure issues that may arise, and make sure you are not unfairly denied the right to practice your chosen profession.
College Students Seek an Experienced Criminal Defense Attorney in Miami
If you are a college student or parent of a student who has been arrested in Miami or is being brought before a disciplinary panel, contact Jeffrey S. Weiner, P.A. for a free consultation regarding your rights and the best strategies for the most positive outcome available.