State College Pennsylvania Law Category: college student criminal defense

How can disorderly conduct impact your education? October 16, 2020 | college student criminal defense

Going to college means ample opportunity for you to socialize and experience new and exciting adventures. However, sometimes certain factors may cause unanticipated circumstances and you may find yourself participating in situations you later regret. Charges of disorderly conduct could impact your education in ways you did not expect. Your understanding of what constitutes disorderly conduct, as well as how it may impact your life can… READ MORE

What are Pennsylvania’s ignition interlock requirements? September 10, 2020 | college student criminal defense

With the school year starting in State College, all students should be aware of how serious drunk driving is and take steps to prevent it. Drunk driving carries a variety of heavy penalties attached to it, in addition to the risks inherent with getting behind the wheel while intoxicated. One of these penalties is ignition interlock devices. Like all states in the country, Pennsylvania has ignition… READ MORE

Can a criminal conviction prevent you from becoming a teacher? March 24, 2020 | college student criminal defense

Thinking about becoming a teacher in Pennsylvania? If so, it would serve you well to live your life within the eyes of the law. Why? The state requires that you have what it considers to be “good moral character” before it allows you to teach within state lines. Doing anything that could potentially call your character into question can affect your ability to teach. Currently, the… READ MORE

Sexual assault and misconduct on campus February 13, 2020 | college student criminal defense

Young adults attend college with the hope of creating a better future for themselves and for their families. It is a time of opportunity, but it is also a time of significant risk. Namely, it is the first time that many students experience such a high degree of personal freedom.  Sometimes, young people do not have the discretion necessary to avoid situations that could end up… READ MORE

A DUI may violate Penn State’s code of conduct November 12, 2019 | college student criminal defense

Like most of your classmates, you probably looked forward to attending Pennsylvania State University for years. Now that you are a full-time student on campus, you likely want to participate in social activities. Many of these activities, though, may expose you to alcohol. If you drive with a blood alcohol concentration above Pennsylvania’s legal limit, you face a DUI arrest.  Penn State officials openly concede that alcohol-related misconduct… READ MORE