One of the most traumatic experiences that you can go through in college in Washington, D.C. is being accused of sexual misconduct. Whether the allegation involves rape, sexual harassment, or stalking, it can implicate a federal law – Title IX – that drastically complicates the case. The stakes are high, so hiring a Title IX hearing advisor like Joseph D. Lento can be critical if you want to protect your rights and your future. Bringing a lawyer to the table can make a huge difference in a process that accused students often find are designed to hold them accountable, regardless of the facts.
Preparation for a Title IX Hearing
The time between the notification that you are being accused of violating Title IX and the date of the hearing is essential – this is all the time you can have to amass the evidence that shows you did not commit the sexual misconduct you are being accused of committing. A Title IX advisor can help, as their experience representing other students accused of a Title IX violation has given them valuable insight when it comes to:
- Planning the best defense strategy for your particular interests and situation
- Gathering favorable evidence, including expert testimony
- Preparing the evidence for the best presentation possible at the Title IX hearing
- Crafting effective opening and closing statements
- Coaching you to give credible answers to the questions you are likely to be asked during the hearing, and how to have a solid demeanor through the process
- Proving the emotional support you need during this traumatizing and stressful time
Execution at the Hearing
With Joseph D. Lento as your Title IX advisor, you can rest assured that you will have an effective and reliable defense lawyer working on your behalf during the Title IX hearing. This includes a professional delivery of the opening and closing statements, experienced questioning and cross-examination of witnesses, and skilled arguments that aim to strike doubt in the school's case against you.
The legal experience that attorney Lento brings to this hearing process cannot be underestimated. Title IX hearings are often designed to protect the school's interests, often at the expense of the accused student's rights.
The Appeals Process
A Title IX advisor's assistance does not end at the hearing's conclusion. If the hearing found you guilty of a Title IX violation, the determination can be appealed if there were signs of bias or an unfair process. Joseph D. Lento knows where to look for these signs and can help you use them as the grounds for an appeal of an adverse outcome in the Title IX hearing.
Joseph D. Lento: Washington, D.C.'s Title IX Hearing Advisor
Joseph D. Lento is a student discipline defense lawyer who represents students in Washington, D.C. who have been accused of sexual misconduct in violation of Title IX. With his help and representation, you can fight against the allegations that are being lodged against you, protect your rights and future, and fight for an acquittal. Contact him online or call attorney Lento at (888) 535-3686 for the help you need at this difficult juncture in your college career.
Washington D.C. colleges and universities where Joseph D. Lento can help as your or your student's Title IX advisor during hearings, in addition to investigations and appeals, include, but are not limited to, the following schools:
- American University
- Catholic University of America
- Corcoran College of Art and Design
- Gallaudet University
- George Washington University
- Georgetown University
- Howard University
- Potomac College Washington
- Trinity Washington University
- University of the District of Columbia
- University of Phoenix - Washington DC Campus
Winning a Title IX hearing can mean the difference between achieving one's academic and professional goals or having these goals upended. When accused of sexual misconduct, it is critical to not take the matter lightly and to instead vigorously defend against the allegations. Title IX cases can be won, and Joseph D. Lento has a decade of experience passionately fighting for the future of his clients at colleges and universities throughout the nation and winning. He does not settle for the easiest outcome, and instead, prioritizes his clients' needs and well-being. Joseph Lento is a licensed attorney in Pennsylvania and New Jersey, is admitted as an attorney pro hac vice in state and federal court if needed when representing clients nationwide, and serves as a Title IX advisor and educational consultant to students facing disciplinary cases in Washington, D.C., and throughout the nation. Make certain your or your student's interests are protected - Contact National Title IX attorney Joseph D. Lento today.