Advisor Representation for Students at Top U.S. Schools

The United States is home to some of the best higher educational institutions in the world. Hundreds of thousands of students attend school on a part-time or full-time basis. Each school has its own policies, and each school defines what constitutes prohibitive conduct and provides the consequences for the same. Prohibitive conduct includes both quasi-criminal and non-criminal behavior.

Quasi-criminal behavior can include things like:

Non-criminal but prohibitive behavior can include things like:

Simply because a school is a top-tier school does not mean that prohibitive behavior like any of the above does not occur. On the contrary, it occurs more often than we may expect. Students are on their own for the first time. They are figuring out the world. And sometimes they get into trouble doing so. Plus, at these schools, they are no doubt under a lot of pressure to perform.

Some of these top U.S. schools include:

The Student Disciplinary Process

From the western shores of California to the eastern shores of Maryland, students who find themselves in legal or academic trouble have the right to legal representation. The student disciplinary process is unique from school to school, but one thing that is true across the board is this: they are intimidating.

The student disciplinary process involves an investigation into the complaint, disciplinary hearings, and potential penalties and sanctions, the latter of which could involve:

  • fines or other monetary penalties
  • probation
  • counseling
  • community service
  • loss of on-campus housing
  • suspension
  • expulsion.

These are very serious consequences to a disciplinary action. Fortunately, you have the right to appeal, and with the help of an experienced college student defense attorney, you can get aggressive, comprehensive representation.

You will also require legal representation if criminal charges have been filed against you. That process, too, is intimidating and will involve an investigation, hearings, and possibly trial. 

The Importance of an Attorney Focusing on College Student Defense

The school disciplinary process is a unique process, similar yet very different from the criminal justice system. If the school's decision is not in your favor, it could have dire effects on your immediate educational experience and your future professional aspirations. Having an experienced college student defense attorney who has been committed to the defense of students for years can mean the difference between a negative outcome versus a positive one. And this is of particular importance because – again – it's your future at stake.

If you are facing allegations of misconduct at your school, contact the attorney who has the insight and knowledge to help you. Joseph D. Lento aggressively defends his clients accused of violating their school's code of conduct. Contact his office today at (888) 535-3686. 

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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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