It is unfortunate, however, that colleges and universities in most instances fail to properly inform an accused student of what is involved and what is at stake in such matters, and also fail to recognize and protect an accused student's rights and interests during the process.
Because so much is involved and so much is at stake, taking the necessary steps both as early as possible and at every step of the way is critical to success for an accused student. Title IX cases can be won, but only by making the best informed decisions as soon as the concern comes to an accused student's attention.
With that in mind, the following are frequently asked questions which will help accused students and their parents through what can be the most challenging time in their lives. Remember that you are not alone, and under no circumstances should you go it alone.
Attorney Joseph D. Lento has helped countless clients facing the same and similar concerns at more than a thousand colleges and universities across the United States and he can help you. Contact the Lento Law Firm today for help at 888-535-3686.
Title IX Frequently Asked Questions
- Can a university discipline a student for sexual misconduct even if the student is not convicted of a crime?
- Does Title IX apply to acts by university faculty committed that were not within the context of their employment?
- If a school decides that I sexually assaulted another student, will there be a mark on my transcript?
- If I was notified I am being charged for violating a university's conduct code, should I speak with law enforcement?
- If I was notified I am being charged for violating a university's conduct code, should I speak with school administrators?
- If I was notified that I am being charged for violating a university's conduct code, should I speak with campus police?
- In a Title IX case, should I talk to the school? Will the police use what I say against me?
- Is my life over if I lose my Title IX case?
- Is there a difference between the standard of proof required for a criminal court case versus what is required in an on-campus sexual assault case?
- Should I hire an attorney or work with a school-provided advisor if I was accused of campus sexual assault?
- What are the consequences if a student does not receive affirmative consent prior to engaging in sexual activities?
- What is the time frame for resolution of a sexual misconduct case in the student disciplinary process?
- Who has the burden of proof in a sexual assault case when affirmative consent policies are in place?
- Will the school ensure a fair process if I am a student who was accused of sexually assaulting another student?
Nationwide Title IX Defense
It is critical to understand that Title IX cases can be won, but only by having a calculated approach, an effective strategy, and by mounting the strongest possible defense, and attorney Joseph D. Lento has fought to ensure a fair process and a favorable outcome on behalf of countless students and others in academia who have been accused of sexual misconduct at colleges and universities nationwide.