College Student Criminal Defense Lawyer in Philadelphia, PA
If you are a college or university student in the state of Pennsylvania, the institution you attend expects you to uphold state laws, rules, regulations and ordinances as you normally would. You are subject to any penalties and consequences required by the city if you violate any local laws. The school may also sanction you for violating the Student Conduct Policy.
It is in your best interest to contact The Law Office of Erik B. Jensen if you have been charged with breaking any laws in Philadelphia, PA. Our interdisciplinary approach utilizes attorneys with years of experience in diverse fields. We have thousands of satisfied clients. Call us at 215-546-4700 or after hours at 888-551-7149 for your free consultation.
Probation before Judgment
You can enter a guilty or no contest plea on a “Probation before Judgment” basis for certain crimes or violations in Philadelphia. At that time, you will be placed on unsupervised probation for a period of up to 12 months and any further legal action will be postponed indefinitely, provided you stay out of trouble. The probation will be removed and you will be penalized as if you were never given the probationary period if you are arrested again. “Probation before Judgment” (PBJ) is typically only an option for those who are first time offenders and accept responsibility for their actions in this manner.
How a Philadelphia Student Crime Lawyer Can Help You
If you have been arrested by the University police, it’s possible you may face criminal charges in addition to facing penalties brought on by the University Official Judicial Affairs.
In Philadelphia, your academic future with the University can be jeopardized if charged with a crime or misdemeanor and convicted. Your rights can be protected in court with the help from an attorney. Ideally, the attorney can also get any charges dismissed or dropped based on the circumstances of your case and if you have a criminal history that will allow for it.
A Philadelphia Criminal Defense Lawyer can only help with the University administrative hearings if you have been charged with a felony of some type.
Contact a Philadelphia PA Student Crime Attorney
If you or a loved one has been charged with any type of crime in Philadelphia, it is in your best interest to contact The Law Office of Erik B. Jensen to discuss your rights. Call us at 215-546-4700 or after hours at 888-551-7149 for your free consultation. We will help commuter students, out of state students and resident students.