Columbia County College Student Criminal Defense Lawyer

Even minor criminal charges can have a major effect on a young person's life. Competition for jobs and graduate schools makes it imperative for college students today to keep their records as clean as possible.

As a criminal defense lawyer with more than 18 years of experience handling offenses involving college students at Bloomsburg University and other schools in Pennsylvania, I understand how to keep a one-time mistake from having a negative effect on your child's life. My law office is conveniently located on Main Street in downtown Bloomsburg, one block from the Columbia County courthouse and within walking distance of Bloomsburg University.

I represent college students charged with all types of offenses, including:

If this is a first offense, your child may qualify for a diversion program that would allow him or her to avoid a criminal conviction. I may also be able to seek expungement of your child's arrest records. If the arrest records are expunged, your child has the right to answer "no" if asked on an application form if he or she has ever been arrested for a crime.

In addition to criminal charges, your child may be subject to a school disciplinary proceeding for violation of the student code of conduct. I can represent your child at this proceeding to ensure his or her rights are protected.

Student Crime Attorney Serving Montour County

For detailed guidance that is tailored directly to your unique situation, contact me, Columbia County college student criminal defense attorney David H. Trathen, online or call 570-284-3088 or toll free 877-772-5261 to discuss your specific legal concerns today. I serve clients in Columbia, Montour, Northumberland, Snyder and Union counties in Pennsylvania.