When young people go away to college, the freedom and lack of supervision can be overwhelming and lead to some irresponsible decisions. College students, unlike the adults who raised them, don't have the benefit of life experience to color their judgment in the face of peer pressure. The unfortunate result: a good kid makes a bad decision and gets charged with a crime. In such a situation, without proper legal representation, that student risks incurring a permanent criminal conviction on their record, which can have serious consequences and drastically affect a young person's career and future goals.

In light of such serious potential consequences, it is imperative that you hire an experienced Criminal Defense Attorney who knows the system and has the relationships necessary to successfully negotiate a withdrawal or dismissal of the charges. At Bishop Law, we don't believe that one mistake should ruin a young person's future and we are dedicated to providing our young clients with the best defense possible. If you or your child have been charged with a crime, call or text (412) 589-9422 to speak to an experienced Pittsburgh College Student Defense Lawyer immediately.

Our only goal: to get the charges dismissed and keep your record clean!

How We Provide a Strong Defense

When you hire Bishop Law, an experienced Criminal Defense Attorney will explore every available option to ensure the best possible outcome. Our first tactic will be to seek entry into a diversionary program. Whether it's an agreement to complete community service, Probation Without Verdict for drug offenders, or the ARD Program for first-time offenders, a diversionary program guarantees a dismissal of the charges upon successful completion of the program. For cases which are ineligible for diversionary programs, we will prepare the case for trial while working behind the scenes to negotiate a significant reduction in the charges. If an acceptable agreement can't be reached, a skilled Criminal Defense Attorney from Bishop Law will aggressively litigate the case to verdict. Simply put, we will do everything in our power to get the charges dismissed and protect your child's future!

We Represent Students Charged With:

  • Underage Drinking
  • Public Intoxication
  • Public Urination
  • Disorderly Conduct
  • Fake ID
  • Furnishing Alcohol to Minors
  • Drug Possession
  • Drug Sales
  • Theft
  • Resisting Arrest
  • Simple Assault
  • Aggravated Assault
  • Underage DUI
  • Sexual Assault

We Represent Students at the Following Colleges and Universities:

  • University of Pittsburgh
  • Duquesne University
  • Penn State University
  • Carnegie Mellon University
  • Indiana University of Pennsylvania (IUP)
  • Robert Morris University
  • California University of Pennsylvania
  • Slippery Rock University
  • CCAC - Community College of Allegheny County
  • Point Park University

Your child's future is too important to fight a criminal charge without experienced legal counsel in your corner.  If your child has been charged with a crime in Western Pennsylvania, call or text (412) 589-9422 for a free consultation with an experienced Pittsburgh Criminal Defense Attorney at Bishop Law.