College Crime

Michigan Criminal Defense Lawyer for College Students Accused of Crimes

At Willis Law, we often get frantic weekend calls from parents asking us to help find their children. The student may have been arrested at a Friday night party. Our attorneys will locate the student and arrange for bail so that he or she does not spend the entire weekend in jail. Then we will meet at our office to discuss the issues, and the student can request that his or her parents join us in person or via teleconference.

If your college student has been arrested for a crime in Michigan, contact the criminal defense attorneys of Willis Law. A significant part of our criminal defense practice involves representing college students, university students and professionals. In addition, many students we represent are residents of another state who simply attend college in Michigan.

Protecting Promising Futures

Our goals are to achieve a positive solution to the issue at hand and to minimize the long-term impact of the arrest. A criminal record can limit a student's future employment and educational opportunities. We work hard to protect your student's promising future.

"It is hard enough to get a job in this economy. With a felony or misdemeanor on your record, it can be nearly impossible — regardless of your grade point average. If you are spending $60,000 to $100,000 on college, it's important to hire a good attorney who will protect your record so you can use your degree when you graduate." — Attorney Shaun Patrick Willis

Our lawyers regularly defend college students from a wide range of criminal offenses, including those involving:

Help With College Disciplinary Procedures

In addition to defending students in the criminal justice system, we represent college students during college disciplinary hearings and procedures. An arrest can lead to a student being kicked out of a dorm or expelled from school. We are often able to negotiate or mediate a positive outcome.

We regularly represent students from area colleges and universities, including:

  • Albion College
  • Andrews University
  • Aquinas College
  • Baker College
  • Cornerstone University
  • Calvin College
  • Davenport University
  • Ferris State University
  • Grand Valley State University
  • Hope College
  • Kalamazoo College
  • Kalamazoo Valley Community College
  • Kendall College of Art and Design
  • Kellogg Community College
  • Michigan State University
  • Spring Arbor University
  • Thomas M. Cooley Law School
  • University of Michigan
  • Western Michigan University

To arrange a free initial consultation, please contact our law firm by email or call us toll free at (888) 461-7744. We offer discounted fees for students, seniors and members of the military. From offices in Kalamazoo, Paw Paw and Grand Rapids, our lawyers represent clients throughout western Michigan.

Testimonials About Our Results-Driven Michigan Lawyers

Operating While Intoxicated, First Offense: Dismissed and entered as careless driving after 12 months: "I appreciate all the help and support you gave me during this hard time. You were so nice to me and I felt better because of your help. My future will be better because of your help. Thank you." — Eric W., 8.27.09

Possession of Marijuana: Client was charged with marijuana first offense. Willis Law filed a motion and the case was dismissed: "I want to offer my gratitude to you and your staff for your representation of my son. [Your clerk] was kind, considerate and responsive to our concerns and questions. We are, obviously, pleased with the outcome, crediting you with making the difference between dismissal and a conviction." — Carol K., 4.18.08

Testimonials

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  • Willis Law Words cannot begin to express my gratitude for what you have done regarding my legal matter.
  • Willis Law We have referred you to several family members and friends.
  • Willis Law I've worked with several attorneys in the Kalamazoo area, and Michael is, without a doubt, extraordinary.
  • Willis Law A truly excellent experience from start to finish.
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