All educational institutions have guidelines for student behavioral and academic conduct and procedures that must be followed when there is an accusation of a violation. How this plays out will vary according to a school's philosophy and administrative rules. If you or your student are facing some type of disciplinary action, you should be aware that there may be serious consequences, some of which can wreak havoc on an individual's educational and career goals. Unfortunately, allegations of wrongdoing may be based on inaccurate information, and in some cases, the events surrounding the incident can be subject to varied interpretations. There may also be mitigating circumstances that should be shared with the administration regarding the student's personal life. In order to best protect a student's academic standing and reputation, you should retain an attorney-advisor who has substantial experience handling student educational defense cases. Joseph D. Lento and his student defense team have had many years of successfully helping students resolve academic or behavioral disciplinary charges.
The Lakeland-Winter Haven Area
Lakeland and Winter Haven are known for excellent educational choices, whether it be secondary schools or institutions of higher learning. There is a long list of strong public and private schools in this pleasant region to live in. Where there are high academic standards, however, issues arise around behavior that is mischaracterized as sanctionable conduct. In such situations, it is important to find someone who understands the nuances of student defense and will bring solid experience to the table. This part of Florida may be unfamiliar to many attorneys whose practices are confined to one state or area. Attorney-advi