It seems as though every summer slips by a little more quickly as we get older. The good news is that the arrival of fall is not as abrupt as it is for school-age and college-age kids. Clearly, the transition for some young people seems to hit like a brick wall. This time of year is all about transition, in fact. As the parent of a college student, it is critical to prepare them for the responsibility that comes with the freedom they are about to enjoy. At no time in our lives are we granted such freedom as we are between the ages of 18 and 21. And while the consequences of our actions at this point in life are relatively limited, they are still consequences nonetheless.

Recently, there was some big news locally that the University of Delaware was named the #1 party school in the nation. That’s good for a laugh unless you are the parent of one of the students who attends U of D. Underage drinking. Possession. DUI. These are just some of the charges that college students tend to rack up with their senses leave them while away from home for extended periods of time. Often charges such as these can land a student in front of a disciplinary board (in certain colleges and universities)  as well as in front of a local judge. Convictions at this time in a person’s life can lead to trouble getting a job or professional license or accreditation later in life. Background checks never lie.

First and foremost, it is important to impress upon our kids the value of smart decisions as well as the burden of certain repercussions. But, if your son or daughter is charged with a crime while attending a college or university in the State of Delaware, it is important to consult a lawyer. A criminal record is nothing to be taken lightly at this stage of a person’s life, regardless of the offense. If you have a question about a specific criminal case concerning you or a member of your family, call our offices today to discuss working towards a fair resolution.