Philadelphia and the surrounding areas are home to many universities, including Penn, Villanova, Saint Joseph’s, Drexel, La Salle, Temple and more. Police officers in and around these institutions are extremely vigilant in apprehending students accused of any type of misconduct. In certain parts of the metro area, such as Lower Merion, the police are known to take a “zero tolerance” approach to students.

In college, a student’s peer group has an outsized influence. Someone joining the “wrong crowd” or bending to peer pressure could make lapses in judgment. These lapses in judgment, however, should not have to follow a person for the rest of his or her life. If your child has been accused of any crime, it is important to retain a criminal defense lawyer who understands what is at stake.

An Experienced Defense Lawyer Prepared To Take Decisive Action

For years, attorney Michael J. Diamondstein has defended college students throughout Philadelphia. He knows that while many charges faced by college students have relatively minor criminal penalties, there is much more at stake. For instance, certain convictions could jeopardize one’s enrollment, or impact one’s eligibility for scholarships or financial aid. Of perhaps even greater importance, a conviction can limit one’s ability to enter certain professions or graduate programs. As a former prosecutor who has handled approximately 20,000 cases on either side of the criminal justice system, his experience offers tangible benefits. The firm takes on all types of accusations, including:

  • Underage drinking and fake identification
  • Drug possession
  • DUI
  • Sexual assault (date rape)
  • Driver’s license suspension
  • Assault and fights

In every case, Michael will closely analyze the evidence and identify all potential defenses. Even if the government’s evidence appears to be strong, there may be other options, such as pretrial diversion, that could successfully resolve the case. However your case is resolved, you can rely on Michael to deliver the highest levels of representation and client service along the way.

Contact Michael J. Diamondstein, P.C. Attorney At Law

To discuss your situation with an experienced college student defense lawyer, contact Michael J. Diamondstein online or call 215-940-2700 for a free consultation.