College Student Criminal Defense Lawyer

College Student Criminal Defense in New Orleans

College Student Criminal Defense in New Orleans

Criminal Defense Lawyer:

We’ve all made some bad decisions, and college kids will inevitably make a few mistakes along the way. While some college or university students may get through these mistakes without any serious consequences, some need the help of a Criminal Defense Lawyer to minimize the damage. Moreover, a Criminal Defense Attorney can help protect a college student’s or university student’s future.


At Crescent City Law, our attorneys can work with students or their parents. We can provide you with the best options to resolve a wide range of criminal charges that a student or recent graduate can encounter. Contact us today for a Free Consultation by calling 504-264-9492 or by filling out a contact form. We’ll fight for you to about avoid any immediate punishment and long-term problems related to a criminal arrest or conviction. Moreover, we always fight to get charges dropped or reduced. In many cases, we go to court so you don’t have to.


We represent students at colleges, universities, trade schools, community colleges, etc. throughout all of New Orleans. We have a great amount of experience and success in defending a wide range of criminal charges, including but not limited to:

  • DUI, DWI & Drunk Driving
  • Underage Drinking Offenses
  • Public Intoxication & General Drinking Offense
  • Drug Possession
  • Marijuana Possession
  • Prescription Pill Possession
  • Drug Possession with Intent to Sell (PWIT)
  • Assault & Battery
  • Sex Crimes & Domestic Violence
  • Fake ID Cases
  • Disorderly Conduct & Disturbing the Peace
  • Vandalism & Property Crimes
  • Larceny & Theft


Any student convicted of a serious criminal charge can face issues with academic discipline at the school, access to student housing, opportunities to be accepted to post-graduate programs, or issues with later entry into a licensed profession. The Criminal Defense Lawyers at Crescent City Law are experienced in dealing with all of these issues, and will take all factors that could jeopardize a student’s future into account.


Drug convictions, even on misdemeanor marijuana charges, can provide a student with some serious problems. In same cases, a drug conviction can disqualify a student from Federal Student Loans and other sources of Financial Aid.


Foreign nationals attending school in New Orleans on a student visa face especially high risks if they are arrested for any type of drug charge or serious offense. They may lose their right to remain in the United States if they are convicted of the offense.


Criminal Charges from Dorm Room or Car Searches

Police, campus police, resident assistants (RA’s), and other authority figures may search a student’s dorm room or car that can lead to criminal charges. The Criminal Defense Attorneys at Crescent City Law can advise and represent you if you have found yourself charged with a crime that stemmed from a search.


Preventing Criminal Convictions | Aggressive & Experienced Criminal Defense

All criminal convictions can have a negative impact on your life. For students, the consequences can be extremely severe and life altering. A student with a criminal record is at a disadvantage compared to his or her peers when seeking employment during and after college, or when seeking further post-graduate education.


The Criminal Defense Lawyers at Crescent City Law fight to keep your criminal record clean. Regardless of the charge, we will fight aggressively to minimize any negative consequences. Moreover, we always fight to have your charges dropped or reduced. Our attorneys are experienced and qualified to handle all felony and misdemeanor charges.


Diversion, Probation & Expungement

Were you recently arrested as a first-time criminal offender? There is a chance you can still protect yourself from losing your job, source of income, student housing, or future employment with an expungement of your criminal record. With an expungement, all records that pertain to the specific case can be removed from the court for public use and should not be used against you if you are arrested in the future. An Expungement of record is the “process of by which record of criminal conviction is destroyed or sealed from the state records.”


We Represent Students from Colleges, Universities & Other Schools

A list of some of the schools that we represent students from include, but are not limited to:

  • Loyola University
  • Xavier University
  • University of New Orleans (UNO)
  • Dillard
  • Southern University
  • Delgado Community College
  • Holly Cross


Free Initial Consultation | 504-264-9492


Contact our criminal defense attorneys in New Orleans to arrange a FREE Consultation by calling 504-264-9492 or by filling out a contact form on our website. Evening, weekend, and offsite meetings are available by appointment.

Questions? Let us help you.