If you go to college in Nevada, there is almost certainly a code of conduct that your school expects you to abide by. Breaking one of the rules contained in this code can lead to an investigation that can end with a disciplinary violation. Unfortunately, violations are not trivial: Even if the penalty is light, it will still put a mark on your academic record that can make it far more difficult to get the job you want, once you graduate.
Hiring a lawyer to serve as your advisor for the disciplinary process can be the best way to defend against this.
Disciplinary Violations in Nevada
Even though every college and university in Nevada has its own code of conduct, the differences between them are often in the details and in the procedures used to investigate alleged disciplinary violations. Most of the schools prohibit the same types of conduct.
Academic Misconduct and Cheating
One of the most serious allegations you can face is for academic misconduct, which can include cheating on a test, plagiarizing a project or a paper, or even falsifying or forging official school documents. The most serious instances of academic misconduct can lead to you being expelled from school. All of them, though, carry the risk of a serious blemish on your academic record that can pose a difficulty as you enter the professional world.
Sexual assault, harassment, stalking, or rape all constitute sexual misconduct, one of the things that college codes of conduct prohibit. Sexual misconduct can also implicate Title IX, the federal law that prohibits gender discrimination on campus. Title IX pressures colleges to vigorously enforce its rules against sexual misconduct or risk losing their federal funding. If you have been accused of violating this aspect of your school's code of conduct, then, you can expect your school to do all it can to find a disciplinary violation that can devastate your future.
Recent instances of hazing have forced schools to come down hard on students and organizations that are behind initiation procedures that excessively demean recruits, or that put them into too much danger.
Alcohol and Underage Drinking
Perhaps the most common disciplinary violation in Nevada is underage drinking. The codes of conduct of many schools are dominated by the rules and regulations that prohibit underage drinking – and occasionally adult drinking, as well – on campus. Just because it is a common violation, though, does not mean that future employers will not frown upon it. Many students in Nevada have had to explain a disciplinary violation for underage drinking after graduation.
Nevada's Disciplinary Violation Advisor Joseph D. Lento
Joseph D. Lento is a student discipline defense lawyer who can serve as your advisor if you have been accused of breaking your college's code of conduct in Nevada. With his help and input, you can show your school that you are taking your future seriously and that you will fight against the accusations you are facing. Contact him online or by phone at 888-535-3686 for the help you need.
Nevada colleges and universities where Joseph D. Lento can help as your or your student's disciplinary violation advisor during investigations, hearings, and appeals include, but are not limited to, the following schools:
- College of Southern Nevada
- DeVry University Nevada
- Everest College Henderson
- Great Basin College
- International Academy of Design and Technology Henderson
- ITT Technical Institute Henderson
- ITT Technical Institute Las Vegas
- Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts Las Vegas
- Morrison University
- Nevada State College
- Sierra Nevada College
- The Art Institute of Las Vegas
- Truckee Meadows Community College
- University of Nevada Las Vegas
- University of Nevada Reno
- University of Phoenix Las Vegas Campus
- University of Phoenix Northern Nevada Campus
- Western Nevada College
College disciplinary violations can impact an accused student's life if not defended against properly and as early as possible during the disciplinary process, and Joseph D. Lento has a decade of experience passionately fighting for the future of his clients at colleges and universities throughout the nation. He does not settle for the easiest outcome, and instead, prioritizes his clients' needs and well-being. Joseph Lento is a licensed attorney in Pennsylvania and New Jersey, is admitted as an attorney pro hac vice in state and federal court if needed when representing clients nationwide, and serves as a student advisor and educational consultant to students facing disciplinary cases in Nevada and throughout the nation. Make certain your or your student's interests are protected - Contact student defense attorney Joseph D. Lento today.