I used Chegg and am accused of academic misconduct. What can I do?

Chegg can be a helpful resource for students depending on the circumstances. It provides online tutoring and other student services but regrettably, students are often accused of academic misconduct involving their use of Chegg. It will depend on how the student use Chegg in terms of whether they're in fact, culpable or responsible for academic misconduct.

There are at times, say, a misunderstanding or misinformation provided by a professor or school as to what a student is allowed to do or not allowed to do, say, with respect to the submission of an assignment or the taking of an exam. If Chegg were used, it may well be improper and there are going to be instances where its use would be appropriate to the circumstances. It will be case-specific and fact-specific.

If you're charged, it is a serious allegation. If you're found responsible, potential penalties can be severe both in the short and long-term, can include anything from, say, a warning, probation to suspension, or expulsion. If they're, say, aggravating circumstances, a more severe sanction could be imposed. Even a sanction as, say, that's severe as a warning could have unexpected consequences 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 if you're accused of an academic charge involving Chegg.

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