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How will a criminal charge affect my life?

If you're convicted of a crime, there are many consequences that you might face in addition to potential incarceration. Even if you are convicted but not sentenced to jail or prison time, you could still face other penalties and consequences that can have a major negative impact on your life. In many cases, simply being charged with a crime can have a significant effect on certain areas of your life.

College student crimes are common, often serious

College students have a tendency to get out of control from time to time. While most are able to do so within the limits of the law, others push things a bit too far. For this reason, it is not uncommon for a college student to be arrested for some type of crime.

Why you need a criminal defense attorney

If you are facing a criminal charge you may be frightened and confused. This unsurprising since, depending on the charges faced, the consequences for a conviction can be harsh. While imprisonment and fines may be the first thing that comes to mind, collateral consequences such as having a criminal record, that could later harm your chance to get a job, could have a negative impact.

Curb the Collateral Consequences of Campus Crimes

Going off to college is an exciting time in a young person's life. For many, it's fast paced and full of first-time experiences - living apart from mom and dad, making new friends and being held accountable for school and work. But this freedom and independence comes with higher standards of personal responsibility. Even a single lapse in judgment can lead to a serious run in with the law and school authorities.

Plea negotiations 101

If you have been charged with a criminal offense, your first step should be to find a good attorney to take your case. This should be done as soon as possible so negotiations on your case can begin at the earliest possible time. Your attorney can start looking not only for any cracks in your case, but also for any bargaining points that can be used to convince the prosecutor that you are worth a plea negotiation. Plea bargaining can be done at almost any point in a criminal case -- at the beginning, in hearings or even between hearings.

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