Salisbury, Maryland, College Student Criminal Defense Attorneys

Attorneys for Students at Eastern Shore Schools

Students come to universities like Salisbury University and the University of Maryland Eastern Shore to further their education and take important steps toward their adult lives and careers. Unfortunately, when things get out of hand or the police make mistakes, they can end up facing criminal charges in a justice system that is unfamiliar to both them and their parents.

At the MacDonald Law Office, we are experienced at defending college students against all types of Maryland and federal criminal charges. We are former prosecutors, and we understand the system. Contact our college student defense lawyers for a free consultation with an experienced attorney at our Ocean City and Salisbury area law firm.

Examining the Evidence, Identifying Possible Defenses

Students who live on or near campus are often away from home for the first time and still test their limits. Unfortunately, certain common student behaviors can result in criminal charges that require a vigorous defense, including:

  • DUI/drunk Driving
  • Drug charges
  • Disorderly conduct
  • Indecent exposure
  • Underage alcohol possession
  • Noise violations
  • Theft/shoplifting

We know the defenses to these charges, and we use our prosecution experience to identify holes in the government's case. In some cases, overzealous police and prosecutors may charge everyone who was present at the scene of a disturbance, and we will sort through the evidence to determine whether any of it actually implicates you or your child.

Addressing Unique Issues Affecting Students and Parents

Many of the people who contact us about the criminal defense of college students are parents. We understand that worried parents are often in the difficult position of balancing discipline and responsibility with the serious sanctions threatened by their child's criminal charges, and we will guide you through the system with a focus on your child's best interests.

We know your primary goal is to protect your child's future by keeping his or her record clean. This is our goal as well. We strive to protect our young client's records by taking advantage of pretrial diversionary programs, probation before judgment (PBJ) and expungements.

Students who are charged with crimes do not only face criminal punishments. The universities can and do expel students who are convicted of certain crimes. We understand the seriousness of criminal charges for students and will do whatever it takes to avoid these consequences.

Contact an Understanding Salisbury College Student Criminal Defense Lawyer Today

If you are looking for a defense attorney to defend you or your child against criminal charges, do not hesitate to contact our Maryland college student defense law firm.