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This Isn't My Major!

  • By James Cummings
  • Feb 18, 2015

Being accused of a crime is no walk in the park, for anyone. When the accused is a college student, however, the experience can have a more significant impact. College students and minors charged with crimes need to take immediate action, to ensure the futures they are pursuing remain possible. When minors are charged with crimes it is important to set the record straight, so future employment and education opportunities are not missed.  

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Being arrested for a crime is an unnerving experience for anyone. That stress level only increases when the age of the offender decreases. Even though some juveniles seem mature for their age, when facing the severe consequences of a criminal conviction a young defendant may have more difficulty facing the court system than an adult. And, just because the defendant is a minor, that does not mean the conviction will not have an impact on their future. While the records of juvenile cases are generally not made public, the effect on your child if convicted of a crime is still significant. For this reason, a solid defense is a must and part of the goal should be towards rehabilitation and repeat behavior.  

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Underage Drinking

  • By James Cummings
  • Jul 16, 2014

In college towns and in tourist cities, the inclination to drink before reaching the legal age is great. With the number of instances of underage drinking, use of fake ID’s, and incidents involving minors while drinking on the rise the State has implemented a task force aimed at reducing the frequency of underage drinking incidents. The task force was put in place by the Governor in May. 

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