How can a student defend a charge of disorderly conduct?

Although a disorderly conduct charge is obviously not the most serious charge in the world, if a college student is facing such a charge, it needs to be handled properly because it can have unexpected consequences if it's not handled properly. If the student is facing a disorderly conduct charge, which took place on campus or off, depending on the circumstances, say if the school is addressing the matter, or if local authorities are addressing the matter, the local court that is, it needs to be handled properly. The best possible resolution, if it can be obtained, which at times it can, would be to get a withdrawal or a dismissal of the charge.

A disorderly conduct charge, again, although a lesser offense, it can potentially lessen future opportunities. It could affect internship opportunities, especially in more competitive fields, graduate school applications, even some employment, professional licensing opportunities. It could or would be asked at a later time, an experienced attorney advisor can help navigate the process and can let an accused student know best how to respond.

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If you, or your student, are facing any kind of disciplinary action, or other negative academic sanction, and are having feelings of uncertainty and anxiety for what the future may hold, contact the Lento Law Firm today, and let us help secure your academic career.

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