Don’t Let A First Offense Derail Your Life
The state tends to show more leniency toward first-time offenders, especially when it comes to drug- and alcohol-related offenses. You may have the option to seek alternative sentencing such as community service or rehab. However, these options are not available to everyone. It is still critical that you work with an attorney who can provide an aggressive defense.
At James Quinn Auricchio, Esq., attorney James Quinn Auricchio is committed to going above and beyond in helping you defend your future. He understands what is at stake, and he is willing to do whatever it takes to help you move past these charges.
What Are The Consequences For A First Offense?
Do not make the mistake of underestimating the severity of a criminal charge, even if it is your first one. Though the sentences for first offenses are typically less severe than they are for repeat offenses, you may still experience:
- Expensive fines
- Community service
- Jail time
Even if the charge does not lead to a conviction, you may lose opportunities regarding your career, your education and even your housing options. Some jobs will not tolerate a criminal record, and many schools have scholarship limitations for those who have a criminal charge either pending or convicted. Even government-based housing options may forbid people with criminal records from even living with those who have public housing options.
How Will A Criminal Charge Affect My College Kid?
Young people do not always make wise decisions; some may find themselves tangled up in the law before their adult lives have even begun. In addition to a criminal record, college students may suffer academic consequences. Most colleges and universities have their own disciplinary proceedings that can lead to suspension or expulsion, even if the student is not convicted.
Mr. Auricchio understands the proceedings of colleges and universities in the upstate New York area. If you live in the area but your child goes to school out of state, he can assist you and work with your child’s school.
Seek Help For A Criminal Charge
Contact James Quinn Auricchio, Esq., for a strong defense against first-time charges. Mr. Auricchio is ready to do whatever work necessary to assist you. To schedule your initial consultation, call 716-267-6168 or send an email.