College students often have lapses in judgment that is just part of growing up. However, a larceny charge or shoplifting charge can negatively affect a student’s ability to get a job in the future. Employers in most fields are very concerned in having employees that they can trust and may refrain from hiring someone that they believe may steal from them.
Many times students are wrongfully accused of larceny charges from their retaliating roommates or an ex-boyfriend or girlfriend. In these situations, it is often a “he said, she said” type of situation. It is important that you don’t try to deal with these situations yourself. Even though you may believe the situation is juvenile and silly, once the issue becomes a criminal charge, the long lasting effects could be devastating.
In other situations, many students are caught stealing stuff from stores. Often parents are frustrated at the fact that their child would steal seeing that they are paying for high tuition bills. It is important that parents and students alike understand that dealing with a criminal situation in the right way is an investment in the student’s future. No matter how great the school you or your child attending is, if you or your child has a criminal record, it could ruin everything. Therefore, it is important to have a lawyer that is sensitive to you or your child’s needs.
Call Attorney Jason Chan today at 508-808-8902.