Criminal Defense for College Students

Criminal Defense Lawyers For College Students

Mayo Bartlett has the experience and dedication that you or your loved one needs on their side when facing criminal charges while being a college student. He is a former Westchester County prosecutor who served more than 10 years in the Westchester County District Attorney’s Office in White Plains New York and throughout Westchester County New York, and he was selected as a Super Lawyer, and as one of the Top 100 Trial Lawyers by the National Trial Lawyers. Mayo has provided Criminal Defense for College Students since 2003, and he has a thorough understanding of police procedure from years spent working with police officers and detectives in local Police Departments throughout New York City, Westchester, Putnam, throughout the Hudson Valley and Connecticut, as well as with the Prosecutors who handle cases against college students, as a Criminal Defense Lawyer. 

Mayo Bartlett has handled thousands of criminal cases, and has successfully had many violent felony charges reduced to misdemeanors, or had them dismissed entirely. He has also obtained a verdict of not guilty for a variety of violent charges that would have resulted in sentences of decades, and sometimes life in prison. Most importantly, Mayo has successfully defended numerous college students facing criminal cases, achieving his clients’ objectives and preserving their ability to maintain their freedom, and to complete their education.

We have extensive experience representing college students who are facing criminal investigation, or who have criminal charges against them. Seemingly minor charges like Marihuana possession and Petit Larceny can have devastating consequences for college students. These charges can lead to denial of student loans, and even expulsion from school. Beyond that, mant employers conduct a background check before making an offer of employment to prospective new hires. It is extremely important that you do everything possible to maintain a clean criminal history. If you, or a loved one is a college student facing criminal charges contact us immediately so that we may help you effectively resolve the case while preserving your ability to complete your education.

We cannot overstate how important it is that you contact a lawyer as soon as possible when facing criminal investigation. This is particularly true if you are a college student, since the arrest itself may change your educational circumstances, and you may be placed in a situation where you may be required to weigh competing interests of complying with school security and/or police, and making potentially incriminating statements which may result in criminal liability in addition to disciplinary action which my be taken by your school.

Our Criminal Defense Lawyers for College Students will discuss potential collateral consequences with you so that you will be able to make an informed decision about how to proceed with your case. We work with Education Lawyers, Immigration Lawyers, and a host of experts. We will help you achieve the best resolution of your case.

In addition to the consequences that may impact your education, a conviction may also impact your employment, your living arrangements, and even your ability to remain in the United States if you are not a citizen. We will work with you to identify potential collateral consequences associated with your arrest, and with any possible conviction.

We are a Criminal Defense law firm that routinely represents college students who are charged with criminal offenses. Our offices are located in the Westchester Financial Center which is one block from the White Plains Train Station and bus depot, and two blocks from the Westchester County Court. Our College Student Criminal Defense Lawyers handle all kinds of criminal cases in New York City, Westchester County, Putnam County, throughout the Hudson Valley, Connecticut, and in Federal Court. The Federal Courthouse for the Southern District of New York in White Plains, New York is a quick two block walk from our office. We routinely handle cases ranging from simple Theft and Disorderly Conduct through Domestic Violence, White Collar Crime, Sex Crimes, and even Murder.

We provide representation in a wide variety of criminal cases, including:

White Collar Crime
Prevailing Wage Cases
Sex Crimes and Rape
Criminal Possession of a Weapon
Criminal Mischief
Domestic Violence
Unlawful Imprisonment
Narcotics and Drugs
Marihuana (Marijuana)
Child Pornography
DWAID (Driving While Ability Impaired by Drugs)
Reckless Driving
Leaving the Scene of a Personal Injury/Property Damage Accident;
Felony DWI Under Leandra’s Law
Aggravated DWI (BAC above 0.18%)
DWI Refusal Hearings 
Aggravated Unlicensed Operation of a Motor Vehicle
• Vehicular Assault
Unemployment Insurance Fraud
Vehicular Manslaughter
Possession of a Forged Instrument
Grand Larceny and Petit Larceny
• Trespass
• Disorderly Conduct
• All other criminal matters.

We also have a Vehicle and Traffic practice. We represent clients with traffic tickets including but not limited to:

Texting While Driving
Using Cell Phone While Driving
Distracted Driving
Unlicensed Operation
• Following Too Closely
• Improper Turns
• Unsafe Lane Change; and numerous other traffic infractions.

Mayo appeared almost every week on a legal panel featured on Richard French Live which is available on WRNN. The show was taped live every Wednesday from 6:00 pm to 7:00 p.m. and airs throughout New York, Connecticut and New Jersey, including the five boroughs of New York City, Boston, Philadelphia, the Washington DC Metro Area, Dallas, Houston, San Francisco, Los Angeles and Hawaii.

If you would like additional information, or to schedule an appointment with our experienced team of attorneys regarding a civil rights matter or a criminal case, whether it is a homicide, white collar crime, narcotics case, DWI, theft, felony DWI charges, alco-sensors, breathalyzers, chemical test refusals, administrative hearings, other criminal offenses, or traffic tickets, contact us for your confidential consultation today to discuss your legal rights and your options going forward.

You may contact our College Criminal Defense Lawyers at 914-224-3086 or at during normal business hours, and 24 hours in the event of an emergency.