NYC Defense Lawyers

New York City Student Defense Law Attorney

Lawyers Defending Students Facing Criminal Charges

Students can face criminal charges for a variety of reasons, but the consequences are always severe. These charges can lead to jail time, and they can affect a student’s ability to remain in school or obtain financial aid. Students may also face additional disciplinary proceedings from their school. Moreover, students who have been convicted of a crime may find it difficult to obtain employment in their chosen field.

(888) 646-0025 is a law firm that understands the unique issues college students face. Our education law attorneys are former prosecutors, so we know the tricks your accusers use to get convictions. We have successfully defended thousands of clients, and we can put our skills to work for you.

Call our New York City office today at (888) 646-0025 to schedule a free consultation for student criminal defense.

What Types of Criminal Charges Do Students Face?

Some of the most common crimes students are charged with include:

  • DUI
  • Sex crimes
  • Drug crimes
  • Violent crimes
  • Traffic violations
  • White-collar crimes



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Our Clients Rave About Their Results
  • They were always available quickly, to address my concerns. Having dealt with some law firms before, I really appreciated this.

    “Steven Raiser's law firm handled my case with excellence throughout the process. I had a SBA EIDL loan that got transferred to the Department of Treasury unexpectedly, and had a 30% penalty added to the amount due, and due very quickly, which was very stressful. After talking with Steven Raiser, and working with Harry Gill, who was absolutely brilliant in working with me and preparing the case, they were able to recall the case to the SBA. They were always available quickly, to address my concerns. Having dealt with some law firms before, I really appreciated this.
    Very grateful and appreciative to Steven Raiser and Harry Gill. Great work”

  • They Really Care

    “They treated me wonderfully and helped me out of a bind. I feel that this firm really cares.”

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    “Extremely professional and efficient lawyers.”

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    “They go well above and beyond. Highly recommend.”

  • Integrity

    “Thomas Kenniff is a true definition of an attorney and a humanitarian.”

What Are the Consequences for Students Convicted of a Crime?

Students who are convicted of a crime can face a variety of different consequences, including:

  • Fines
    Fines can be as low as a few hundred dollars or as high as hundreds of thousands of dollars, depending on the charge.
  • Jail Time
    The amount of time that you are ordered to serve depends on various factors, such as the seriousness of the crime and your prior criminal history.
  • Probation
    When you are on probation, you must follow certain conditions, such as attending counseling or not leaving the state. If you violate your probation, you may be ordered to serve time in jail.
  • Restitution
    Restitution is money you pay to compensate the alleged victim for their financial loss.
  • Disciplinary Action
    Students can face the additional burden of disciplinary action with their school. Such action may apply even if they are just arrested. Each school has different policies for handling these actions. Some allow legal representation, but others make you face these actions alone. Our team can overlook your school’s policy and help prepare you for a disciplinary hearing.

How Can Raiser and Kenniff, P.C. Help?

Our team is here to help students build a strong defense against criminal allegations. This step is essential. It can help you get the charges dismissed, negotiate a favorable plea deal, or earn a not-guilty verdict.

Our education law attorneys have successfully defended thousands of clients. We know the defenses that work and those that do not, so we can help you build an effective defense. We can review the evidence, interview witnesses, and present your case in the best possible light. Our goal is to get you the best outcome for your situation.

What is the Difference Between a Criminal Case and a Disciplinary Proceeding?

Students who have been charged with a crime may also face disciplinary proceedings in school. The purpose of a disciplinary proceeding is to determine whether a student should be allowed to remain enrolled. If a student is found guilty of a crime in a disciplinary proceeding, they may be expelled or suspended.

Students who are facing a school disciplinary proceeding have the right to be represented by an attorney. Even if we cannot stand by your side at the hearing, we can review the facts of your case. We can help teach you how to present the evidence clearly and answer questions effectively, even in our absence. Our team knows how to make persuasive arguments, and we can help prepare you for whatever comes.

For a free consultation on our student criminal defense services in New York City, contact our team online today.

Why We're the Right Choice

  • Risk-Free Consultation

    We offer a risk-free evaluation of your case and are here to help you understand your legal options. We are available 24/7, day or night, to help you.

  • Top-Rated Team

    Recognized as the top attorneys in the USA.

  • Former Prosecutors
    Our founding partners are both former New York prosecutors who bring unique experience and insights to every case, especially when it comes to going to trial.

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