If you or your child has been charged with a crime while attending the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana or another college in Central Illinois, it's important to prevent a lapse in judgment from becoming a criminal record. An experienced Champaign criminal defense attorney can help.
At Patel Law, PC, we bring years of experience to the defense of college students accused of crimes. We offer a free initial consultation to discuss your case so that you can speak with us directly about your case. Attorney Baku N. Patel is a former federal prosecutor, former Champaign County and Vermilion County senior prosecutor, and former U.S. Navy Judge Advocate General.
Protecting your child's future
We represent college students charged with a wide range of criminal offenses, including:
- Underage drinking
- Underage DUI
- Drug possession
- Possession with the intent to deliver a controlled substance
- Trafficking a controlled substance
- Sex offenses
- Property crimes such as theft of laptops, iPads, and cellphones
- Aggravated battery
The consequences of a criminal offense can escalate quickly. For example, aggravated battery on campus is charged as a felony because it happened in a public place. If you are convicted of a felony, especially any drug-related crime, you could be suspended from college and your transcript could be frozen for up to two years. This will prevent you from transferring to another school until your transcript is released. While a misdemeanor conviction will typically only result in probation, it will still create a permanent criminal record that could affect you later in life.
Why you need a defense lawyer in Illinois
There are many ways to avoid the very harsh outcomes of a campus criminal conviction. The criminal defense lawyers at Patel Law, PC have successfully defended hundreds of students charged with a wide variety of campus crimes. Our goal is to resolve your case in a way that will minimize the impact on your future. Call today to set up a free initial consultation appointment with our firm. We have nearly 20 years of defense experience and we have tried thousands of cases, so contact us as soon as possible!