I have been accused of cheating on a college exam with my cell phone. Is there a defense?

There is a potential defense if you're accused of cheating on an exam with a cellphone. The fundamental question would be, did you in fact cheat? With or without the benefit of hindsight, obviously, not a good decision if a student, in fact, cheated. If a student is being falsely accused, it's a different consideration yet. As the records on the cellphone, in terms of what they would reflect, the student's search history, text messages, phone logs, does that support the student's claim that they did not cheat, or would that be inculpatory evidence that would show that the student, in fact, say, did what the student was alleged to have done?

Cheating on an exam in any capacity, including, say, involving a cellphone or other electronic device is very serious. The consequences can be profound both in the short and long-term. Having an experienced attorney-advisor will be your best ally to help you understand and navigate the process and the best response to the allegations.

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