Preparing your child for a university sexual misconduct hearing in Idaho needs to start as early as possible in the process. As soon as the accused student finds out about the allegations against him or her, you have to bear in mind the prospect of a hearing. Every step along the way needs to be calculated. When the accused student responds to the allegations, it needs to be done as effectively as possible, bearing in mind the prospect of a hearing. Witnesses would need to be presented that would support the accused student's version of events. Documentary evidence, such as text messages, social media posts, phone logs, pictures, videos, whatever else may be involved needs to be presented.
Expert reports may need to be obtained. An investigation report will be prepared and presented to the hearing panel before the hearing takes place. The hearing panel will review that and will have a good understanding of the case before the hearing even takes place. It's important that the investigation report be as strong as possible.
For purposes of the hearing, an opening and closing statement would need to be prepared, appropriate questions for the witnesses, including cross-examination questions as applicable to the circumstances. There has to be oversight because the hearing process itself, even under the best of circumstances, may not be a smooth process, especially if you have not been down this road before.
Having an experienced attorney advisor in your accused student's corner from as early as possible in the process will make for the most effective hearing if they're facing a hearing in Idaho.
Idaho 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:
- Boise Bible College
- Boise State University
- Brigham Young University Idaho
- Broadview University
- Brown Mackie College Boise
- College of Southern Idaho
- CollegeAmerica Stevens Henager College
- Eastern Idaho Technical College
- Idaho State University
- ITT Technical Institute Boise
- Lewis Clark State College
- North Idaho College
- Northwest Nazarene University
- Stevens Henager College
- The College of Idaho
- University of Idaho
- University of Phoenix Idaho Campus
It is critical to make certain the college sexual misconduct investigation at your Idaho 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 Idaho 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.