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College and University Students and Crimes in Massachusetts


Criminal charges can be devastating to a student who has a bright future to protect. We have represented college students charged with a variety of crimes from rape to underage drinking. We strive to protect a student’s criminal record and to achieve a result that they will not have to explain to potential employers for the rest of their lives. Where possible we try to keep even the arrest from appearing on a student’s record by attempting to have the charges dismissed prior to arraignment where possible. We have represented students in University disciplinary actions which may accompany criminal charges.


We are also very aware of the effect criminal charges have on college students with F-1 student visas or foreign exchange students. We have represented undergraduate and graduate students here on visas charged with a variety of criminal offenses. It is very important to have a Boston criminal attorney who is aware of the immigration effects of the charges you face and who knows how to resolve the case in the best way possible to avoid immigration consequences.


A student charged with a crime will need to consider:

  • protecting their criminal record
  • challenges in applications for employment or graduate school
  • problems in obtaining financial aid
  • University disciplinary action which may involve a hearing related to housing or academic probation or expulsion
  • Immigration effects on student visa


Massachusetts has hundreds of colleges and Universities and the communities they are in sometimes push hard against the schools and local police to enforce the laws against students living in the community.


College Student crimes range from:

  • Underage drinking
  • Disturbing the peace
  • Possession of fake ID
  • Drug possession/drug distribution
  • Drunk driving/OUI
  • Assault and Battery
  • Rape/ date rape
  • Indecent Assault and battery
  • Open and Gross Lewdness
  • Cyber/computer crimes
  • Theft
  • Shoplifting


If you have been charged with a crime or are being investigated either by campus or local police feel free to call for a free confidential consultation to better understand your rights and what to expect.


Frank Fernandez was my lawyer for my case. He did a great job on handeling my case. Frank went out his way to get the proper justice in my defense. He didn't just give up on me Frank skills are great he is a great lawyer and I would tell anyone about his services. He is a good man.
Corey Williams
Corey Williams
15:38 21 Aug 17
Very professional and personable. highly recommended. Cared about my cases.exceeded expectations. Thank You Frank.
Adrian Mojica
Adrian Mojica
23:53 10 Aug 17
Was very helpful through out the whole process and was able to get good results out of the cases an less than a year which is amazing.
Xavier Perez
Xavier Perez
18:16 08 Jul 17
Very great to work with. Knowledgeable, calm, cool, and collected. Highly recommended.
Ryan Askerberg
Ryan Askerberg
08:48 07 Jul 17
I am happy that I chose Frank to be my lawyer, and I will choose him again in the future. Although we agreed that I will pay him more money if my case went to trial, but he did his best to get my case dropped, and in fact the case was dismissed, and I didnt have to go through a trial or pay him extra money. He did all the work and all i had to do was showing up in court, I didnt need to speak a word. Very impressing, Frank is someone you can trust, and I respect him and his work
Remas 20007
Remas 20007
18:31 11 Oct 16
He is an amazing lawyer and I recommend him tremendously! He cares about his clients and I assure you he will try his best to get you the best outcome! Highly thankful that I found him, he goes out of his way to please his clients and is very effective. If you are a latino or hispano do not even hesitate and hire him ASAP.
Maria Jose Escobar Navarro
Maria Jose Escobar Navarro
17:05 04 Oct 16
Very honest. Accepted my case while I was in NYC. Explained to me exactly what will happen at minimum cost. First time I can say I met an honest attorney. As a business and real estate in NYC, I retained many attorneys whose goal was to maximize their fees. Mr Fernandez was very reasonable and upfront honest with his fee. Very highly reccomend.
John Haniff
John Haniff
20:51 09 Feb 16
Frank Fernandez should be the first call anyone makes within the Boston area for legal representation. As a working professional, I made a horrible mistake and I was arrested with the potential of spending a lot of time in jail with the potential to have charges escalated. His efforts saved me a lot of potential pain and grief. He came to my rescue when I had no family locally to help me out of the situation my actions caused.I was fortunate that I found him out of the chaotic choices that are out there. Frank is professional and cares about all of the elements which affected the outcome of my case. My life and my career are back on track and I could not have done this without Frank's ability to react and change the course of difficult decisions. Trust, integrity, honesty, alongside the ability to dig deep, are just some of the characteristics of the person who accepted my case in the middle of the night.If you need a sanctuary when you can only see your life taking a change for the worse, call Frank and explain the elements of your case. I've got his card in my car, my wallet, my desk when I've got the potential for any type of legal action. I know he's someone that I can depend upon.I'm not posting for sake of Frank's business, I'm posting to convey my thanks for a difficult set of circumstances that I'll not face due to his ability to think quickly and make reliable decisions in spite of the issues that resulted from my actions.
Tom Coll
Tom Coll
13:41 25 Nov 15