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Student Representation

Representation for Students in San Francisco and Oakland

Being charged with even a minor crime in juvenile court while in high school or in college, can do serious damage to a student's future. If your child has been charged with plagiarism, drug use, underage drinking or any other crime, child's driving privileges, college admission and eligibility for student aid may be at stake. Your child needs a lawyer.

The criminal defense lawyers of Sugarman & Cannon have helped many young people facing criminal charges. We have been providing experienced representation to students and other young individuals in California for over 30 years.

In this already competitive environment, students can't afford having their records tarnished. Whether facing expulsion, being charged in juvenile court or adult court, or facing a school administrative hearing, the effects of charges against students can outlast their academic career.

Our highly experienced criminal defense attorneys can assist your family, regardless of what your child has been accused with:

  • Reckless driving
  • Drunk driving
  • Underage consumption of alcohol
  • Drug possession
  • Minor in possession (MIP)
  • Assault, battery
  • Sexual misconduct, rape
  • Shoplifting and other theft crimes
  • Plagiarism

If you are a student: be assured that an initial consultation is confidential. We will not disclose any information you provide without your permission. Don't wait for things to get resolved on their own. Contact us today.

Consequences for Students and Their Future

If a student is charged in juvenile court, juvenile probation officers will try to speak with someone at school. This can be embarrassing and damaging for your child's reputation. A mark on a student's record and criminal charges can interfere with the student's ability to be accepted a good college. Any crime of moral turpitude may undermine the student's opportunity to secure a professional license in any career where licensing is required. Employers usually ask about convictions in job applications.

Our attorneys will aggressively fight for your child's future and seek the best possible outcome. We will also seek expungements and sealing of records when possible. Sometimes even when there is a conviction, a later expungement will minimize the negative effect.

If you are a student or a parent of a student who was charged with a crime, contact our San Francisco or Oakland office to discuss your situation. Call Sugarman & Cannon at 415-362-6252 or 510-272-0600 to speak with an attorney experienced in representing students and other young individuals, facing allegations of crimes, misconduct or academic dishonesty.