Mental health issues led to problems in a class, and now I am facing university charges of misconduct. Is there a right way to respond?

The right way to respond is to not take steps on your own. You need to take the necessary precautions before you engage with the school, either engage initially or engage further with the school. Mental health issues or other disability concerns are, obviously, a serious matter. Unfortunately, schools aren't always necessarily receptive to just how serious they are or understanding how serious they are, and how such issues can impact a student.

Schools can take inappropriate actions, including, say, seeking misconduct charges or other kind of sanctions, including academic sanctions against a student who's facing such challenges. For that reason, having an experienced attorney advisor is going to be your best ally to help express to the school the concern in terms of what may be taking place and the fact that this needs to be appropriately remedied. They should be involved as early as possible in the process to help protect your rights and interests and help you navigate the process as best as possible.

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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 our offices today, and let us help secure your academic career.

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