High School Academic Misconduct Attorney Advisor - Oklahoma

As the parent of a student at an Oklahoma high school, you likely have high hopes and high expectations for your student. After all, you've supported your student through years of preparation just to get to this point - and your entire family has big dreams for your child's future.

If your child faces charges for academic misconduct, it's easy to feel like all of those hopes, dreams, and expectations are about to shatter. It can feel unfair that one incident might dictate your student's entire bright future. You may feel confused, frustrated, scared, and angry.

Fortunately, there are steps that you can take to protect your child's reputation. An allegation of academic misconduct does not have to ruin your child's prospects or school experiences. By seeking out a reliable Oklahoma student defense advisor, your family can work towards a favorable outcome for your student.

However, you must be proactive and pre-emptive. You need to hire a hard-working Oklahoma advisor as early in your school's adjudicative process as is possible to provide the best defense for your child.

Oklahoma Academic Misconduct and Your High School Student

When you first discover that your student stands accused of academic misconduct, your first instinct may be to wonder what that actually means. For a definition that's specific to your school, you can check out your student's high school code of conduct. This document will be a good resource for your next steps, as it may include your school's expectations of your student and the procedure your school may follow to adjudicate your child's case.

According to one Oklahoma high school's code of conduct, the following actions constitute academic misconduct:

  • Falsification: If your child acts in a way that misrepresents the truth while at school or on an academic assignment, especially if that action gives them an advantage, that could violate an academic integrity policy.
  • Unauthorized Group Work: Giving or receiving unauthorized aid during an examination or assignment, such as trading examinations, whispering answers, and passing notes, and using electronic devices to transmit or receive information.
  • Classroom Disruption: Any student that interferes with the learning experience of others in any way - including asking distracting questions, causing a scene in class, or even simply using unapproved devices in class - may have committed an actionable offense against the school.
  • Plagiarism: In any case where a student represents the work of another as their own, that student is guilty of plagiarism. This is a serious offense. Further, it's important to remember that accidental plagiarism is easy and equally punishable. Remind your student frequently that citations are vital in every academic assignment.
  • Cheating: Most schools condemn cheating very harshly. In any instance where a student fails to follow rules, copies the work of another, obtains illicit access to exam answers, takes more time than allowed on an assignment, or assists another student in cheating, the school could accuse that student of cheating.

This is not an exhaustive list, but it does represent the most common forms of academic misconduct among high school students in Oklahoma.

Clearly, your Oklahoma high school could flag many different types of actions as misconduct. In order to protect your student, you'll need to know your student's code of conduct extremely well. Hiring an Oklahoma academic misconduct advisor will also give your family the edge you need.

What Happens if Your Oklahoma School Accuses Your Child of Academic Misconduct?

After an initial accusation of academic misconduct, your school will likely begin its grievance procedures quickly. These will vary from school to school: In some schools, much of the authority will lie with the teacher. In others, the matter could escalate to the administration immediately.

In either case, you can expect some combination of the following processes:

  • A written notice detailing the specific complaints about your child's behavior
  • An opportunity for your child to explain their situation or refute charges, especially if the alleged infraction is severe
  • An investigation into the specific nature of the incident, including a review of evidence and potential discussion with any witnesses
  • A decision from your school as to your student's guilt
  • A recommendation for punitive or restorative measures
  • An opportunity for your child to appeal your school's decision, if your family does not agree with the outcome of your school's due process.

What Can You Do if You Feel that Your School Has Violated Your Child's Rights?

Innocent until proven guilty, the right to a fair hearing, the right to a good education: Your school has certain responsibilities to your child and rights that it must afford your family even (or especially) throughout an academic misconduct grievance procedure.

If you feel that your school has violated those rights, you need to take action. For example, if your school has:

  • Failed to allow your student the chance to defend themselves
  • Failed to communicate the precise charges against your child or skipped important steps in your school's stated due process
  • Meted out punishments that are out of proportion to the alleged infraction
  • Failed to take the entire situation into account when determining guilt

You need to bring this information to a legal team's attention, and you need to do it immediately. Your student's high school experience and reputation are foundational parts of their education. You need to protect your student's future from harm at all costs. That starts now, with proactive and strategic preparation to build a strong case for your student.

High School Academic Misconduct Attorney Joseph D. Lento

If your Oklahoma high school student stands accused of academic misconduct, your family might wonder what will happen next. This is understandable: There's a lot going on. Fortunately, you don't need to manage the due process, paperwork, and potential penalties by yourself. Joseph D. Lento is ready to help you and your student protect their rights during an academic misconduct case. For years, Joseph D. Lento has successfully managed students' rights cases, assisting with a thorough representation and aggressive defense. He will do the same for you and your student at your Oklahoma high school. To learn more about student defense in Oklahoma, contact the Lento Law Firm online or call 888-535-3686 today.

Oklahoma high schools where Joseph D. Lento can help as your child's student's academic misconduct advisor during investigations, hearings and appeals include, but are not limited to, the following school districts:

A

  • Achille Public Schools
  • Ada Public Schools
  • Adair Public Schools
  • Afton Public Schools
  • Agra Public Schools
  • Albion Public School
  • Alex Public Schools
  • Aline-Cleo Public Schools,
  • Allen-Bowden Public Schools
  • Altus Public Schools
  • Alva Public Schools
  • Amber-Pocasset Public Schools
  • Anadarko Public Schools
  • Anderson Public School
  • Antlers Public School
  • Arapaho Public Schools
  • Ardmore Public Schools
  • Arkoma Public Schools
  • Arnett Public Schools
  • Asher Public Schools
  • Atoka Public Schools
  • Avant Public School

B

  • Balko Public Schools
  • Banner Public School
  • Barnsdall Public Schools
  • Bartlesville Public Schools
  • Battiest Public Schools
  • Bearden Public School
  • Beaver Public Schools
  • Beggs Public Schools
  • Belfonte Public School
  • Bell Public School
  • Bennington Public Schools
  • Berryhill Public Schools
  • Bethany Public Schools
  • Bethel Public Schools
  • Big Pasture Public Schools
  • Billings Public Schools
  • Binger-Oney Public Schools
  • Bishop Public School
  • Bixby Public Schools
  • Blackwell Public Schools
  • Blair Public Schools
  • Blanchard Public Schools
  • Bluejacket Public Schools
  • Boise City Public Schools
  • Bokoshe Public Schools
  • Boley Public Schools
  • Boone-Apache Public Schools
  • Boswell Public Schools
  • Bowlegs Public Schools
  • Bowring Public School
  • Boynton-Moton Public Schools
  • Braggs Public Schools
  • Braman Public Schools
  • Bray-Doyle Public Schools
  • Bridge Creek Public Schools
  • Briggs Public School
  • Bristow Public Schools
  • Broken Arrow Public Schools
  • Broken Bow Public Schools
  • Brushy Public School
  • Buffalo Public Schools
  • Buffalo Valley Public Schools
  • Burlington Public Schools
  • Burns Flat-Dill City Schools
  • Butler Public Schools
  • Butner Public Schools
  • Byars Public School
  • Byng Public Schools

C

  • Cache Public Schools
  • Caddo Public Schools
  • Calera Public Schools
  • Calumet Public Schools
  • Calvin Public Schools
  • Cameron Public Schools
  • Canadian Public Schools
  • Caney Public Schools
  • Caney Valley Public Schools
  • Canton Public Schools
  • Canute Public Schools
  • Carnegie Public Schools
  • Carney Public Schools
  • Cashion Public Schools
  • Catoosa Public Schools
  • Cave Springs Public Schools
  • Cement Public Schools
  • Central High Public Schools
  • Central Public Schools
  • Chandler Public Schools
  • Chattanooga Public Schools
  • Checotah Public Schools
  • Chelsea Public Schools
  • Cherokee Public Schools
  • Cheyenne Public Schools
  • Chickasha Public Schools
  • Chisholm Public Schools
  • Choctaw-Nicoma Park School District
  • Chouteau-Mazie Public Schools
  • Cimarron Public Schools
  • Claremore Public Schools
  • Clayton Public Schools
  • Cleora Public School
  • Cleveland Public Schools
  • Clinton Public Schools
  • Coalgate Public Schools
  • Colbert Public Schools
  • Colcord Public Schools
  • Coleman Public Schools
  • Collinsville Public Schools
  • Comanche Public Schools
  • Commerce Public Schools
  • Copan Public Schools
  • Cordell Public Schools
  • Cottonwood Public School
  • Covington-Douglas Public Schools
  • Coweta Public Schools
  • Coyle Public Schools
  • Crescent Public Schools
  • Crooked Oak Public Schools
  • Crowder Public Schools
  • Crutcho Public Schools
  • Cushing Public Schools
  • Cyril Public Schools

D

  • Dahlonegah Public School
  • Dale Public Schools
  • Darlington Public School
  • Davenport Public Schools
  • Davidson Public Schools
  • Davis Public Schools
  • Deer Creek Public Schools
  • Deer Creek-Lamont Public Schools
  • Denison Public School
  • Depew Public Schools
  • Dewar Public Schools
  • Dewey Public Schools
  • Dibble Public Schools
  • Dickson Public Schools
  • Dover Public Schools
  • Drummond Public Schools
  • Drumright Public Schools
  • Duke Public Schools
  • Duncan Public Schools
  • Durant Public Schools
  • Dustin Public Schools

E

  • Eagletown Public Schools
  • Earlsboro Public Schools
  • Edmond Public Schools
  • El Reno Public Schools
  • Eldorado Public Schools
  • Elgin Public Schools
  • Elk City Public Schools
  • Elmore City-Pernell Schools
  • Empire Public Schools
  • Enid Public Schools
  • Erick Public Schools
  • Eufaula Public Schools

F

  • Fairland Public Schools
  • Fairview Public Schools
  • Fanshawe Public School
  • Fargo Public Schools
  • Farris Public School
  • Felt Public Schools
  • Fletcher Public Schools
  • Flower Mound Public School
  • Forest Grove Public School
  • Forgan Public Schools
  • Fort Cobb-Broxton Public Schools
  • Fort Gibson Public Schools
  • Fort Supply Public Schools
  • Fort Towson Public Schools
  • Fox Public Schools
  • Foyil Public Schools
  • Frederick Public Schools
  • Freedom Public Schools
  • Friend Public School
  • Frink-Chambers Public School
  • Frontier Public Schools

G

  • Gage Public Schools
  • Gans Public Schools
  • Garber Public Schools
  • Geary Public Schools
  • Geronimo Public Schools
  • Glencoe Public Schools
  • Glenpool Public Schools
  • Glover Public School
  • Goodland Public School
  • Goodwell Public Schools
  • Gore Public Schools
  • Gracemont Public Schools
  • Graham Public Schools
  • Grandfield Public Schools
  • Grandview Public School
  • Grand View Public School
  • Granite Public Schools
  • Grant Public School
  • Greasy Public School
  • Greenville Public School
  • Grove Public Schools
  • Guthrie Public Schools
  • Guymon Public Schools
  • Gypsy Public School

H

  • Haileyville Public Schools
  • Hammon Public Schools
  • Hanna Public Schools
  • Hardesty Public Schools
  • Harmony Public School
  • Harrah Public Schools
  • Hartshorne Public Schools
  • Haskell Public Schools
  • Haworth Public Schools
  • Haywood Public School
  • Healdton Public Schools
  • Heavener Public Schools
  • Hennessey Public Schools
  • Henryetta Public Schools
  • Hilldale Public Schools
  • Hinton Public Schools
  • Hobart Public Schools
  • Hodgen Public School
  • Holdenville Public Schools
  • Hollis Public Schools
  • Holly Creek Public School
  • Hominy Public Schools
  • Hooker Public Schools
  • Howe Public Schools
  • Hugo Public Schools
  • Hulbert Public Schools
  • Hydro-Eakly Public Schools

I

  • Idabel Public Schools
  • Indiahoma Public Schools
  • Indianola Public Schools
  • Inola Public Schools

J

  • Jay Public Schools
  • Jenks Public Schools
  • Jennings Public School
  • Jones Public Schools
  • Justice Public School
  • Justus-Tiawah Public School

K

  • Kansas Public Schools
  • Kaw City Public School
  • Kellyville Public Schools
  • Kenwood Public School
  • Keota Public Schools
  • Ketchum Public Schools
  • Keyes Public Schools
  • Keys Public Schools
  • Keystone Public School
  • Kiefer Public Schools
  • Kildare Public School
  • Kingfisher Public Schools
  • Kingston Public Schools
  • Kinta Public Schools
  • Kiowa Public Schools
  • Konawa Public Schools
  • Krebs Public School
  • Kremlin-Hillsdale Public Schools

L

  • Lane Public School
  • Latta Public Schools
  • Laverne Public Schools
  • Lawton Public Schools
  • Leach Public School
  • Le Flore Public Schools
  • Leedey Public Schools
  • Leonard Public School
  • Lexington Public Schools
  • Liberty Public Schools
  • Lindsay Public Schools
  • Little Axe Public Schools
  • Locust Grove Public Schools
  • Lomega Public Schools
  • Lone Grove Public Schools
  • Lone Star Public School
  • Lone Wolf Public Schools
  • Lookeba-Sickles Public Schools
  • Lost City Public School
  • Lowrey Public School
  • Lukfata Public School
  • Luther Public Schools

M

  • Macomb Public Schools
  • Madill Public Schools
  • Mangum Public Schools
  • Mannford Public Schools
  • Mannsville Public School
  • Maple Public School
  • Marble City Public School
  • Marietta Public Schools
  • Marlow Public Schools
  • Maryetta Public School
  • Mason Public Schools
  • Maud Public Schools
  • Maysville Public Schools
  • McAlester Public Schools
  • McCord Public School
  • McCurtain Public Schools
  • McLoud Public Schools
  • Medford Public Schools
  • Meeker Public Schools
  • Merritt Public Schools
  • Miami Public Schools
  • Middleberg Public School
  • Midway Public Schools
  • Midwest City-Del City Schools
  • Milburn Public Schools
  • Milfay Public School
  • Mill Creek Public Schools
  • Millwood Public Schools
  • Minco Public Schools
  • Moffett Public School
  • Monroe Public School
  • Moore Public Schools
  • Mooreland Public Schools
  • Morris Public Schools
  • Morrison Public Schools
  • Moseley Public School
  • Moss Public Schools
  • Mounds Public Schools
  • Mountain View-Gotebo Schools
  • Moyers Public Schools
  • Muldrow Public Schools
  • Mulhall-Orlando Public Schools
  • Muskogee Public Schools
  • Mustang Public Schools

N

  • Nashoba Public School
  • Navajo Public Schools
  • New Lima Public Schools
  • Newcastle Public Schools
  • Newkirk Public Schools
  • Ninnekah Public Schools
  • Noble Public Schools
  • Norman Public Schools
  • North Rock Creek Public School
  • Norwood Public School
  • Nowata Public Schools

O

  • Oak Grove Public School
  • Oakdale Public School
  • Oaks-Mission Public Schools
  • Oilton Public Schools
  • Okarche Public Schools
  • Okay Public Schools
  • Okeene Public Schools
  • Okemah Public Schools
  • Oklahoma City Public Schools
  • Oklahoma Union Public Schools
  • Okmulgee Public Schools
  • Oktaha Public Schools
  • Olive Public Schools
  • Olney Public Schools
  • Olustee Public Schools
  • Oologah-Talala Public Schools
  • Optima Public School
  • Osage Hills Public School
  • Osage Public School
  • Owasso Public Schools

P

  • Paden Public Schools
  • Panama Public Schools
  • Panola Public Schools
  • Paoli Public Schools
  • Pauls Valley Public Schools
  • Pawhuska Public Schools
  • Pawnee Public Schools
  • Peavine Public School
  • Peckham Public School
  • Peggs Public School
  • Perkins-Tryon Public Schools
  • Perry Public Schools
  • Picher-Cardin Public Schools
  • Pickett-Center Public School
  • Piedmont Public Schools
  • Pioneer Public School
  • Pioneer-Pleasant VaLe Schools
  • Pittsburg Public Schools
  • Plainview Public Schools
  • Pleasant Grove Public School
  • Pocola Public Schools
  • Ponca City Public Schools
  • Pond Creek-Hunter Public Schools
  • Porter Consolidated Schools
  • Porum Public Schools
  • Poteau Public Schools
  • Prague Public Schools
  • Preston Public Schools
  • Pretty Water Public School
  • Prue Public Schools
  • Pryor Public Schools
  • Purcell Public Schools
  • Putnam City Schools

Q

  • Quapaw Public Schools
  • Quinton Public Schools

R

  • Rattan Public Schools
  • Ravia Public School
  • Red Oak Public Schools
  • Reydon Public Schools
  • Ringling Public Schools
  • Ringwood Public Schools
  • Ripley Public Schools
  • Riverside Public School
  • Robin Hill Public School
  • Rock Creek Public Schools
  • Rocky Mountain Public School
  • Roff Public Schools
  • Roland Public Schools
  • Rush Springs Public Schools
  • Ryan Public Schools
  • Ryal Public School

S

  • Salina Public Schools
  • Sallisaw Public Schools
  • Sand Springs Public Schools
  • Sapulpa Public Schools
  • Sasakwa Public Schools
  • Savanna Public Schools
  • Sayre Public Schools
  • Schulter Public Schools
  • Seiling Public Schools
  • Seminole Public Schools
  • Sentinel Public Schools
  • Sequoyah Public Schools
  • Shady Grove Public School
  • Shady Point Public School
  • Sharon-Mutual Public Schools
  • Shattuck Public Schools
  • Shawnee Public Schools
  • Shidler Public Schools
  • Silo Public Schools
  • Skiatook Public Schools
  • Skelly Public School
  • Smithville Public Schools
  • Snyder Public Schools
  • Soper Public Schools
  • South Coffeyville Public Schools
  • South Rock Creek Public School
  • Spavinaw Public School
  • Sperry Public Schools
  • Spiro Public Schools
  • Springer Public Schools
  • Sterling Public Schools
  • Stidham Public School
  • Stigler Public Schools
  • Stillwater Public Schools
  • Stilwell Public Schools
  • Stonewall Public Schools
  • Straight Public School
  • Stratford Public Schools
  • Stringtown Public Schools
  • Strother Public Schools
  • Stroud Public Schools
  • Stuart Public Schools
  • Sulphur Public Schools
  • Sweetwater Public Schools
  • Swink Public School

T

  • Tahlequah Public Schools
  • Talihina Public Schools
  • Taloga Public Schools
  • Tannehill Public School
  • Tecumseh Public Schools
  • Temple Public Schools
  • Tenkiller Public School
  • Terral Public School
  • Texhoma Public Schools
  • Thackerville Public Schools
  • Thomas-Fay-Custer Unified District
  • Timberlake Public Schools
  • Tipton Public Schools
  • Tishomingo Public Schools
  • Tom Public School
  • Tonkawa Public Schools
  • Tulsa Public Schools
  • Tupelo Public Schools
  • Turkey Ford Public School
  • Turner Public Schools
  • Turpin Public Schools
  • Tushka Public Schools
  • Tuskahoma Public School
  • Tuttle Public Schools
  • Twin Hills Public School
  • Tyrone Public Schools

U

  • Union City Public Schools
  • Union Public Schools

V

  • Valliant Public Schools
  • Vanoss Public Schools
  • Varnum Public Schools
  • Velma-Alma Public Schools
  • Verden Public Schools
  • Verdigris Public Schools
  • Vian Public Schools
  • Vici Public Schools
  • Vinita Public Schools

W

  • Wagoner Public Schools
  • Wakita Public Schools
  • Wainwright Public School
  • Walters Public Schools
  • Wanette Public Schools
  • Wapanucka Public Schools
  • Warner Public Schools
  • Washington Public Schools
  • Washita Heights Public Schools
  • Watonga Public Schools
  • Watson Public School
  • Watts Public Schools
  • Waukomis Public Schools
  • Waurika Public Schools
  • Wayne Public Schools
  • Waynoka Public Schools
  • Weatherford Public Schools
  • Webbers Falls Public Schools
  • Welch Public Schools
  • Weleetka Public Schools
  • Wellston Public Schools
  • Western Heights Public Schools
  • Westville Public Schools
  • Wetumka Public Schools
  • Wewoka Public Schools
  • White Oak Public Schools
  • White Rock Public School
  • Whitebead Public School
  • Whitefield Public School
  • Whitesboro Public Schools
  • Wickliffe Public School
  • Wilburton Public Schools
  • Wilson Public Schools
  • Wilson Public Schools
  • Wister Public Schools
  • Woodall Public School
  • Woodland Public Schools
  • Woodward Public Schools
  • Wright City Public Schools
  • Wyandotte Public Schools
  • Wynnewood Public Schools
  • Wynona Public Schools

Y

  • Yale Public Schools
  • Yarbrough Public Schools
  • Yukon Public Schools

Z

  • Zaneis Public School
  • Zion Public School

It is critical to make certain academic misconduct charges at your child's Oklahoma high school are handled properly and that the accused student's interests and rights are protected from as early as possible during the investigative and disciplinary process.  One reason, among many, is because even at high schools where a finding of responsibility for academic misconduct is made at a hearing, the investigation will set the stage for what the hearing panel is provided prior to a hearing (and what the hearing panel will in large part rely on at a hearing), and at high schools where the finding of responsibility is made solely through the investigative process, what takes place during the investigation itself will determine whether the accused student is found responsible or not responsible for academic misconduct.

Unfortunately, some parents make the mistake of not taking the necessary precautions as soon as possible when their child is accused of academic misconduct.  Some people will mistakenly believe that if they "just explain what happened," their school will be fair and impartial and will arrive at the truth.  In a perfect world this may be the case, but in a perfect world, being called to answer for alleged academic misconduct would not exist.

Fighting passionately for the future of his clients at schools throughout the nation for many years, Joseph D. Lento knows how important it is to mount the strongest defense because he understands that an accused high school student's academic future is on the line. 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, New Jersey, and New York, is admitted as an attorney pro hac vice in state and federal court if needed when representing clients nationwide, and serves as an academic misconduct advisor to high school students facing investigations and disciplinary cases in Oklahoma and throughout the nation. Make certain your or your student's interests are protected - Contact National High School Academic Misconduct Defense Attorney Joseph D. Lento today at 888-535-3686.

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