Defending College Students and Juveniles in Bellingham and Surrounding Areas
Numerous studies have shown that adolescents and college-age youth do not have the same developed reasoning and decision-making skills as adults. This can lead to poor choices, and otherwise good kids may find themselves with a criminal record that will follow them for life. At the Law Offices of Steve Karimi, we have the experience to provide a strong defense for young adults who have been charged with crimes.
If you or a loved one has been charged with criminal activity, contact a Bellingham underage drinking defense lawyer online or call 206-660-6200 to schedule a free initial consultation.
Protect Your Future
A misdemeanor underage possession of marijuana, speeding, reckless driving, possession of drug paraphernalia, minor in consumption or a more serious DUI charge might not seem like the big deal at first glance. After all, kids need to be taught a lesson about personal responsibility. However, a conviction for even a minor crime can have lifelong consequences such as:
- The inability to receive federal student loans
- A permanent criminal record
- Difficulty finding employment
- Difficulty getting licensed in certain professions
- Loss of driving privileges, including loss of license, suspended license or a revoked license
Do not leave your or your child's future up to fate. Talk to an experienced Bellingham, Washington, criminal defense attorney to discuss the circumstances of your case and how best to move forward.
Protecting Your Rights and Holding Police Accountable
The Washington state constitution provides numerous protections for individual civil rights which the police do not always follow or keep up-to-date on. For example, it is illegal for police to search a vehicle without full and fair consent. Also, police need permission to enter a home and cannot prevent all guests from leaving when breaking up a party. These are but a few examples of civil rights that police may ignore. Attorney Steve Karimi can look at your situation and let you know how best to proceed. We charge extremely reasonable rates for defense of college crimes.
Call for a Free Consultation With a Whatcom County College Crimes Defense Lawyer
If you or your child is facing criminal charges, contact a Whatcom County college crimes defense attorney today or call 206-660-6200. If you are unable to meet at our downtown Seattle offices, we can schedule an appointment at a location that is more convenient for you.