I lied about the circumstances of my leaving college for disciplinary reasons. What will be the consequences?

If you find yourself in the unfortunate position of having lied or having not provided all the necessary information when asked about your disciplinary history at your college and university, for example, it can lead to serious consequences. If you've already been, say, admitted to that next school, whether it's, say, a school that you transferred to or a graduate school, be it a master's program, a PhD program, a law school, medical school, like that school that you're now in and that where you, say, you failed to disclose or say made a misrepresentation as to your disciplinary history, they will take action against you.

There can be further consequences in the sense of how, if you're pursuing a certain career path, for example, a career path that would involve professional licensing, a doctor, a lawyer, an accountant, any professional licensing, It could have implications with respect to the professional licensing boards. You have to be extremely mindful as to both when you're asked. Of course, if unfortunately, if you made that mistake, if you find yourself in the position of being accused, sometimes it is a matter of a misunderstanding that the information was provided. Perhaps there's a disconnect in terms of how the schools receive that information in the sense of how they understand what was presented.

In other words, if you were trying to be forthright, but the school has a different sense of that like so, it would have to be vigorously responded to as appropriate to the circumstances. Having an experienced attorney advisor will be your best ally in terms of addressing such a concern, they can help you understand and navigate the process. They should be involved as early as possible in the case.

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If you, or your student, are facing any kind of disciplinary action, or other negative academic sanction, and are having feelings of uncertainty and anxiety for what the future may hold, contact the Lento Law Firm today, and let us help secure your academic career.

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