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NYC College Student Defense Attorney

Protect Your Future: NYC Student Criminal Defense

Anyone charged with a crime faces potential criminal penalties. However, a charge during college can have serious additional consequences that may affect a student's college, career, and future choices.

College is the first time young adults are on their own, making independent decisions. At Law Office of Mark A. Bederow, P.C., we understand that the college environment puts students in new situations that occasionally result in police involvement and criminal charges. Our New York City criminal defense attorney is ready to defend your student rights.

We can defend you from charges such as:

Understanding NYC College Disciplinary Proceedings

As the result of an accusation or an arrest, college and university administrations may seek to impose penalties on students for violating the institution's code of conduct. These proceedings are separate and distinct from the legal system. A student may find him or herself facing disciplinary action even before any outcome to criminal charges has been reached.

Disciplinary decisions by the college can threaten a student's right to continued attendance, among other penalties. It is critical to have experienced counsel who understands the complexities of the various issues pertaining to the investigation or prosecution of a student.

Expert Defense for NYC College Students

Arrests of students frequently involve alcohol or drugs and / or allegations of sexual misconduct. These serious accusations may have permanent and irreversible consequences if they are not defended by a professional from the start.

In order to protect your college career, future employment options, and to prevent the ongoing stigma of a criminal conviction and / or registration as a sex offender, it is essential that you secure the highest quality representation. Mr. Bederow. As a former Manhattan assistant district attorney, he has more than 20 years of experience and knows how to scrutinize the credibility of complaining witnesses and conducting investigations which may serve as the basis for achieving a favorable outcome.

For a thorough understanding from both sides of a criminal case and experience with college disciplinary actions, contact us at (212) 256-9491 to schedule a consultation and speak with our New York City college student defense lawyer.


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What Sets Us Apart?

  • Outstanding Case Results
  • Former Manhattan Prosecutor
  • Nationally Recognized
  • Over 20 Years of Experience

Facing Criminal Charges? Contact A Former New York Prosecutor

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