College Crimes

For many students, college is usually the first time they have lived outside the parental home. They are suddenly subject to much less supervision, and often have increased access to alcohol and other controlled substances. If you are a college student charged with a crime, or are the parent of a college student, The Law Offices of Joseph Lesniak, LLC, in Media, Pennsylvania, can help.

A Defense Attorney Who Cares, And Understands The Case From Both Sides

Charges commonly faced by college students include:

  • Underage DUI and underage drinking
  • Disorderly conduct
  • Drug possession (typically small amounts of marijuana)
  • Alcohol-induced assault (usually a bar fight)
  • Vandalism
  • Sex crimes (with date rape being especially common)

These serious charges require a highly qualified defense lawyer. Attorney Joseph Lesniak uses the knowledge gained during his nine years as a prosecutor for the Delaware County District Attorney's Office to defend individuals facing criminal charges. As part of his commitment to serving his community, he runs seminars at colleges in Delaware County and the surrounding areas to educate students about the dangers of various college crimes and inform them about their constitutional rights.

Special Considerations For College Students

College students charged with such crimes may be facing sanctions from their educational institution instead of, or in addition to, criminal charges. Attorney Lesniak can represent students at college disciplinary boards and in criminal court. We have a wide range of techniques for mitigating the damage caused by such charges — including reduced sentences or dismissals — and will strive to obtain an expungement so your job prospects are not jeopardized by a criminal record.

At our small firm, you are an individual, not a number. We'll listen to your story, help you through every step of whatever process you face, and treat you with the respect and professionalism you deserve. If a trial is in your best interests, you can rest assured that attorney Lesniak has an excellent track record and ample courtroom experience.

Our Team, On Your Side

If you are a college student, or the parent of a college student, who has been charged with a crime, we can help. Don't let a bad situation get worse. To schedule a free case evaluation, contact us online or call 484-441-7055.