When appealing your child's university sexual misconduct case in Alaska, you need to familiarize yourself with the college or university's policies on appeals. At many schools, the appeal process will take place after there would be a finding, a responsibility and/or a sanction after an investigation and/or a hearing. At other schools, the appeal process will actually invoke or start the hearing process itself. It's important to understand that aspect of the appeal process. It's also important to understand the allowable bases for an appeal.
Schools often have similar allowable bases, procedural error or defect, new evidence reasonably not available at an earlier time in the process, disproportionate sanction. There are some differences amongst schools, but overall, schools share similar appealable bases.
You should never go through the sexual misconduct disciplinary process on your own. You should have an experienced attorney advisor helping your son or daughter from as early as possible in the process. If you're in the position where you need to appeal a finding and/or a responsibility, contact an experienced attorney advisor. They'll be your son or daughter's best ally if you're trying to appeal a case in Alaska.
Alaska colleges and universities where Joseph D. Lento can help as your or your student's college sexual misconduct advisor during investigations, hearings, and appeals include, but are not limited to, the following schools:
- Alaska Bible College
- Alaska Pacific University
- Charter College Anchorage
- Ilisagvik College
- Prince William Sound Community College
- University of Alaska Anchorage
- University of Alaska Fairbanks
- University of Alaska Southeast
It is critical to make certain the college sexual misconduct investigation at your Alaska school is handled properly and that the accused student's interests are protected from as early as possible during the sexual misconduct investigative process. One major reason is because even at colleges and universities where a finding of responsibility for sexual misconduct charges 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 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 is found responsible or not responsible for college sexual misconduct charges.
Unfortunately, some students, families, and college employees make the mistake of not taking the necessary precautions as soon as possible when accused of sexual misconduct at college. Some people will mistakenly believe that if they "just explain what happened," their college or university 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, sexual misconduct cases would not exist.
Fighting passionately for the future of his clients at universities and colleges 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's academic and professional 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 a college sexual misconduct advisor to students and others in academia facing sexual misconduct investigations and Title IX disciplinary cases in Alaska and throughout the nation. Make certain your or your student's interests are protected - Contact National College Sexual Misconduct Attorney Joseph D. Lento today at 888-535-3686 or by completing our online form.