Schools, colleges, and universities in the Columbus metro area are known for premier education and teaching quality and for their passionate, friendly, and empathetic faculty and teaching staff.
However, when it comes to academic misconduct or other kinds of wrongdoing by students, school authorities may take strong measures to ensure these instances are dealt with strictly. Educational institutes place a great deal of importance on maintaining a clean reputation and making sure potential future students and their parents see them as centers of excellence. This can sometimes mean that they go overboard in punishing wrongdoing and may sometimes end up being overly strict or punishing a student who inadvertently made a slip-up or could even be entirely innocent.
As a student, or a student's guardian, you don't want something like this blighting your or your student's career. It is advisable to retain legal representation to protect your interests and uphold your rights. Retaining experienced attorney-advisor Joseph D. Lento, who has many years of successful experience representing students in cases of academic, behavioral or sexual misconduct, and other legal concerns, could ensure your student's career isn't derailed by a misconduct accusation.
The Columbus-Marion-Zanesville Ohio Area
The Columbus-Marion-Zanesville Ohio area has the second-largest population in Ohio, with 2,508,498 people, as per the 2016 Census. It includes the counties of Fayette, Guernsey, Knox, Logan, Marion, Muskingum, and Ross and the Micropolitan Statistical Areas of Bellefontaine, Cambridge, Chillicothe, Marion, Mount Vernon, Washington Court House, and Zanesville.
Not all attorneys feel comfortable representing students in Ohio and may limit their services to a particular state or city. But premier educational advisor Joseph D. Lento has years of experience representing students in Ohio and nationwide and has helped thousands of students in Ohio colleges and universities through some of the most difficult times of their lives.
Mr. Lento knows the Columbus-Marion-Zanesville, Ohio area extremely well and is well-versed with the tangles and complexities of student law and university guidelines in the area. He has over 20 years of experience in and specializes in cases of student disciplinary defense and other student issues, including, but not limited to, Title IX regulations, academic and behavioral misconduct, cheating, plagiarism, sexual discrimination, and other issues.
Consider seeking the services of the Lento Law Firm to make sure your rights and interests are upheld, and your or your student's career isn't marred by unjust or false accusations.
Columbus-Marion-Zanesville Ohio, CSA Student Concerns
The state of Ohio has many high-quality colleges and universities and premier education options, many of which are in the Columbus area. Students studying in these educational institutions can have many different concerns and find it hard to understand the complex and confusing rules governing academics and behavior in these universities.
If they find themselves facing a disciplinary incident, it is best to consult an attorney-advisor who is well-versed with the rules of regulations of educational institutions in the area, rather than trying to fight unjust accusations single-handedly. Doing so can cause more harm than good and permanently mar a student's record, especially if they are suspended or dismissed.
Many educational institutions in the area have comprehensive honor codes and codes of conduct, which students are expected to uphold. It can be very difficult to navigate the complexities of these policies on one's own, and by retaining the experienced student defense team at the Lento Law Firm, the process can be much smoother and easier for you or your student. Attorney-advisor Joseph D. Lento and the Lento Law Firm's student defense team specialize in addressing these unique and challenging concerns for students in the Columbus-Marion-Zanesville area.
Columbus-Marion-Zanesville Ohio Schools
Joseph D. Lento and the Lento Law Firm's student defense team provide an effective defense to your student, whether they are in school, college or university. Whatever the level or educational program, the Lento Law Firm student defense team is the best in the area. They can provide a winning defense in the following Columbus-Marion-Zanesville area colleges and universities, to name a few:
- Cleveland Institute of Arts - Cleveland
- Allegheny Wesleyan College – Salem
- Mercy College of Ohio – Toledo
- Antioch College – Yellow Springs
- Antioch University Midwest – Yellow Springs
- Art Academy of Cincinnati – Cincinnati
- Cleveland Institute of Electronics – Cleveland
- Kettering College – Kettering
- Kenyon College – Gambier
- Lourdes University – Sylvania
- Marietta College – Marietta
- Malone University - Canton
- Beckfield College – Springdale
- Bluffton University – Bluffton
- Capital University – Bexley
- University of Dayton – Dayton
- Heidelberg University – Tiffin
- John Carroll University
- Xavier University - Cincinnati
- Wilmington College - Wilmington
- Union Institute & University - Cincinnati
- Defiance College – Defiance
- Lake Erie College – Painesville
- University of Mount Union – Alliance
- Denison University – Granville
- The College of Wooster - Wooster
- Notre Dame College – South Euclid
- Wilberforce University – Wilberforce
- University of Northwestern Ohio – Lima
- Pontifical College Josephinum – Columbus
- Walsh University – North Canton
- University of Rio Grande – Rio Grande
- Ohio Wesleyan University – Delaware
- Mount Vernon Nazarene University – Mount Vernon
- Ohio Northern University – Ada
- Muskingum University – New Concord
- Ohio Christian University – Circleville
- Oberlin College – Oberlin, and
- Miami-Jacobs Career College – Dayton
Attorney-advisor Mr. Lento and the Lento Law Firm student defense team are also available to provide winning student defense representation to students in graduate and master's, professional, technical, art, medical, and specialty programs across the Columbus-Marion-Zanesville area, including:
- Franklin University – Columbus
- Baldwin Wallace University – Berea
- Case Western Reserve University – Cleveland
- Cleveland Institute of Music – Cleveland
- Franciscan University of Steubenville – Steubenville
- Columbus College of Art and Design – Columbus
- Kent State University – Kent
- Miami University – Oxford
- Hondros College of Nursing
- Chamberlain University – Ohio
- DeVry University – Ohio
Attorney-advisor Mr. Lento and the Lento Law Firm also provide representation in cases of student discipline in K-12 schools in the Columbus-Marion-Zanesville area, including:
- Columbus Academy
- The Wellington School
- Columbus School for Girls
- Saint Mary School German Village
- Tree of Life Christian School
- Worthington Christian School K-12
- Columbus Torah Academy
- Liberty Christian Academy
- Genoa Christian Academy
- Madison Christian School
- Delaware Christian School
- Northside Christian School
- Grove City Christian School
- Shekinah Christian School
- Harvest Preparatory School
- High Street Christian Academy
- One School
- St. Paul School
- St. Brigid of Kildare Elementary School
- St. Matthew School
- St. Pius X. School
- St. James The Less School
- St. Andrew Elementary School
- St. Brendan School
- St. Mary Elementary School, and
- Marburn Academy
Disciplinary Defense in the Columbus-Marion-Zanesville Ohio CSA
Navigating the complexities and challenges of student life can be hard, and students could find themselves tangled in different kinds of disciplinary issues, especially if their school is strict. These issues can include academic issues such as being accused of plagiarism, cheating, and computer misuse, and can even include more serious charges of sexual assault or harassment, property damage, bullying, drug charges, and more.
The Lento Law Firm and attorney-advisor Joseph D. Lento have several years of experience in student defense and are available to protect your student's interests, regardless of the severity of the charge.
Whether your student is in elementary school, secondary school, or college, Mr. Lento and the Lento Law Firm can provide an effective defense in all kinds of disciplinary issues and ensure your student's rights are upheld.
The Lento Law Firm can represent your student against charges in the following areas:
Academic Progression Issues
Grades and academic records are an important part of a student's professional career. Educational institutions care just as much as students, and often more, about their students' academic performance because they often have exacting standards to uphold.
Schools and colleges want to make sure students who don't meet their minimum standards in terms of passing courses, earning credit, and getting good grades don't end up negatively impacting the institution's academic record and reputation. Additionally, some schools may also have to meet federal standards of academic progress and have comprehensive SAP policies, like the one at Mount Carmel College of Nursing, for instance.
Students who do not meet satisfactory academic progression (SAP) standards outlined in university SAP policies can find themselves facing an academic warning, probation, suspension, and even expulsion.
But it is not unheard of for school instructors to make errors in grading papers or calculating credit and grades. Moreover, these standards of academic progress aren't always applied uniformly and can result in you or your student being unfairly suspended or dismissed.
Attorney-advisor Joseph D. Lento, who is experienced in student defense, can help your student defend their rights and avoid academic dismissal or other punishment. In some cases, students may even have valid reasons for poor performance, including injury or ill health, a family emergency, or an accident. In these cases, Mr. Lento can help ensure that your student's rights are upheld, and they are not accused of poor academic performance unfairly.
Academic Misconduct Issues
School authorities are often very zealous in ensuring honesty and integrity in academics and may accuse a student of dishonesty if they get suspicious about something. However, they don't always get it right – and you may find yourself or your student unfairly or even falsely accused of academic misconduct – which includes cheating, plagiarism, unauthorized collaboration on assignments, or more.
Educational institutions have comprehensive honor codes for their students, such as the Wilberforce University Student Handbook, and they make it a priority to uphold these.
Students accused of these charges can find themselves looking at potential suspension, expulsion, or other disciplinary action. A skilled student defense attorney-advisor can help you or your student handle the situation and protect their rights.
Behavioral Misconduct Issues
Behavioral misconduct can include offenses such as bullying, insubordination or disruptive behavior, damaging school or college property, threatening or harassing a fellow student or staff member, sexual harassment, drug use, or any other form of criminal behavior. Schools, colleges, and universities tend to have elaborate codes of conduct that govern students' behavior and prohibit instances of misconduct.
School authorities aren't always accurate in making these accusations and may end up implicating a student who has played no part in such misconduct. Additionally, there are certain mitigating circumstances that could serve as grounds for appealing against dismissal or other negative consequences in such cases.
Premier student discipline defense attorney-advisor Joseph D. Lento knows exactly what to do in these cases and can minimize the charges and negative consequences you or your student may be facing.
Title IX Sexual Misconduct Issues
Pursuing an undergraduate or postgraduate degree can be a difficult and challenging time in a student's life. Navigating academic responsibilities, grades, relationships, and more can get tough – and your student could find themselves accused of a Title IX violation even if they are not at fault.
Title IX guidelines and regulations prohibit offenses such as sexual assault or harassment, stalking, domestic or intimate partner violence, and other forms of sexual misconduct. Educational institutions are required to punish students found guilty of these offenses and may sometimes misidentify the perpetrator or falsely accuse a student of misconduct based on a complaint.
A Title IX accusation can be severely damaging to your student's career and academic record, and undermine their reputation, work, and any goodwill they may have earned. A skilled student defense attorney-advisor can guide your student through a Title IX disciplinary case, make sure any false charges are dropped, and ensure that their rights are upheld.
Why Retain a Professional Student Defense Attorney-Advisor
The importance of premier legal representation cannot be overstated. If you find yourself or your student accused of misconduct or otherwise involved in a school or college disciplinary case, don't try to manage the issue single-handedly.
Expert school discipline defense attorney Joseph D. Lento and the Lento Law Firm's student defense team specialize in student defense and know the ins and outs of the law as it pertains to student disciplinary issues. Mr. Lento can help your student minimize the damage to their career and avoid severe negative consequences.
Consider retaining Mr. Lento for the best student defense available. Joseph D. Lento and the Lento Law Firm have been successfully representing students in cases of academic, behavioral, or sexual misconduct and in other cases of student discipline for over 20 years and can protect you or your student's interests and future.
Call the Lento Law Firm at 888.535.3686 or contact us online now.