Students of all ages and grades are expected to abide by certain standards when going to school. It doesn't matter if your child is in college or elementary school; at the beginning of every school year, students are given a student handbook that outlines exactly what is expected of them. This student handbook also outlines the policies and procedures the school will follow to settle conduct code violation allegations.
If your student is accused of violating the code of conduct in any way, working with an attorney advisor is the best way to ensure the school upholds your child's rights to a fair and equal hearing. Unfortunately, many schools fail to offer such due process and end up unnecessarily punishing students. When this happens, the course of your child's life can be altered forever. All students have the right to defend themselves.
Attorney Joseph D. Lento and Lento Law Firm have spent years helping students in similar situations. Their knowledge and understanding of the intricacies of these proceedings are unmatched. Call the Lento Law Firm today for help in the Baton Rouge metropolitan area.
Baton Rouge, Louisiana Metropolitan Area
Louisiana is unique in that the state is divided into parishes rather than counties. The Baton Rouge metropolitan area is an extensive area that surrounds the city of Baton Rouge, which has a population of almost 900,000 people. It includes the following parishes:
- East Baton Rouge
- East Feliciana
- Pointe Coupee
- St. Helena
- West Baton Rouge
- West Feliciana
And within these parishes are the following cities:
- Baton Rouge
- Denham Springs
- New Roads
- Port Allen
- St. Gabriel
It is typical of student defense attorney advisors to focus their practice in one town or at one college. But Attorney Lento believes that students throughout the country deserve the expertise of a seasoned attorney advisor. As such, his student defense practice is focused on students across the country, including the Baton Rouge metro area.
With nationwide reach comes increased skill and proficiency, allowing Attorney Lento to provide exceptional advice to students who are accused of violating their school's code of conduct. Whether your child is a first grader or going into their sophomore year of college, Attorney Lento and Lento Law Firm can help.
Baton Rouge Metro Area Student Concerns
Students face challenges every day. They are learning how to manage their responsibilities, relate to their peers, teachers, and administration, and figure out what they want to be when they grow up. Additionally, students in the Baton Rouge metro area are also stressed about racial injustices, destructive weather patterns, and food security. As such, students may begin to act out in ways they normally wouldn't. And when this happens, schools rarely view these behavior changes as cries for help and instead impose punishments that make these concerns even more stressful.
For example, take a student that is working before and after school to help pay the bills. If they are late to school on several occasions, they might receive after-school or Saturday detention, which would cut into their work time and limit their ability to help their family out. Schools should view this tardiness as a necessity of helping their family rather than penalizing them for taking on extra responsibility. An attorney advisor will reach out to the school on your child's behalf and attempt to negotiate for them, guaranteeing the best possible outcome for their case.
Baton Rouge Metro Area Schools
The Lento Law Firm can provide student defense advice to students in kindergarten all the way through college, no matter if the school is public or private.
Attorney Lento provides student defense advice to students in the following undergraduate and graduate programs:
- Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University
- Louisiana State University
- Southern University & A&M College
- Baton Rouge Community College
Attorney Lento and Lento Law Firm are capable of working with students who attend public school in Baton Rouge metro area districts, including:
- Ascension School District
- Baker School District
- Central Community School District
- East Baton Rouge School District
- East Feliciana School District
- Iberville School District
- Livingston School District
- Pointe Coupee School District
- St. Helena School District
- West Baton Rouge School District
- West Feliciana School District
- Zachary School District
Attorney Lento is also available to help students in private schools, including:
- Baton Rouge International School
- Catholic High School
- Cypress Heights Academy
- The Dunham School
- Greater Baton Rouge Hope Academy
- Our Lade of Mercy School
- Parkview Baptist School
- Runnels School
- St. George School
- St. Jean Vianney School
- St. Joseph's Academy
- Trinity Episcopal School
In addition to the traditional schools listed above, Attorney Lento can also help students in the following diverse programs:
- Louisiana School for the Deaf
- Louisiana School for the Visually Impaired
- Louisiana Culinary Institute
- ITI Technical College
- Baton Rouge