Defending College Students In Maryland

A criminal conviction can be especially harmful to a student. A promising future can be compromised by a single instance of bad luck, poor judgment, or just being in the wrong place at the wrong time. Even something as simple as a citation for underage possession of alcohol must be dealt with appropriately and completely to avoid long-term consequences.

At Vail A. Kaufman, P.A., with offices in Greenbelt and Columbia, Maryland, we provide powerful criminal defense to students who have been arrested or accused of criminal activity. With more than 25 years of experience, we are equipped to pursue a favorable outcome for local students who have gotten in trouble with the law.

Contact us today, online or by telephone at 800-724-1621 or 301-850-2470 to speak with an experienced Maryland criminal defense attorney. We offer payment plans to students from the University of Maryland and other local schools.

Helping University Of Maryland Students

College life often puts students in situations where they are vulnerable to criminal allegations. Alcohol is too often involved. But being in the wrong place at the wrong time should not have to compromise a student's entire future. At Vail A. Kaufman, P.A., we provide aggressive criminal defense to students from the University of Maryland and other local schools. The scope of our practice includes defense against charges of:

Our lawyers have helped many students from the University of Maryland avoid the consequences of a criminal conviction. We are located right on the UM shuttle route for convenient access to our law offices. We understand that the student's educational and employment prospects are at stake and will do everything in our power to win total freedom from criminal consequences.

Expungement Of Records

Imagine that you are in your late 20s and are one of three well-qualified applicants for the job you've always wanted. You have a minor charge of simple possession of marijuana or underage alcohol possession or use of a fake ID from your college days. The prosecutor dropped the charges or the Judge was nice and granted you a disposition that spared you a conviction. You think you're OK. But the fact that you were charged and went to Court is still in the records. You will be the first to be dropped from consideration for the job.

An expungement eliminates the entire file – as if it never happened. This should be done as soon as possible because the information can get out to third-party databases and can take on a life of its own. One way in which an experienced criminal defense attorney can help you is by expunging your criminal record. This is especially important to college students who are facing a lifetime of consequences due to a single moment of bad luck or poor judgment.

If you have a conviction on your record, we can help you with all of the necessary legal details of expunging that black mark. After expungement, you can legally state on job applications and other documents that you have never been convicted of committing a crime (provided you have no other marks on your record.)