Juvenile crimes and criminal charges against college students
Look – every kid makes mistakes. The problem is that some types of mistakes come back to haunt you for your entire life. It’s one of the reasons I choose to work with juvenile defendants: doing one stupid thing shouldn’t affect your entire adult life. Whether you’re a high school kid who got caught with a small amount of marijuana, or a college student who got a little loud at a party – or you just happened to be in the wrong place at the wrong time, I know that you shouldn’t have to suffer for a lifetime because of one bad decision. I work with Annapolis naval academy midshipmen too, to help them protect their futures in or out of the service.
And I also know that feeling of dread that comes from a phone call in the middle of the night. If you’re the parent of a child or young adult who has been arrested, it can get a little overwhelming. It’s okay: we’ll all sit down together and talk about what happened, and look at the best options for your kids moving forward. You won’t get any pressure from me – just honest, down-to-earth advice about which way to proceed. And if you need to scream or “freak out” or cry, well, that’s what I’m here for: to help you take a deep breath and face the world again.