If you are a student at a college or university in North Dakota and you're facing an academic misconduct charge, it's important to take the matter seriously. Academic misconduct charges come in various forms: plagiarism, not signing properly on a paper, cheating on an exam. Whatever the charge may be, it needs to be favorably resolved because it could impact both the present and future opportunities. Graduate school, internships, employment, professional license opportunities can all be negatively impact.
Different schools use different resolution methods. It's important to understand your schools. Does your school use an investigation, a hearing a combination? What's you school's appeal process? Unfortunately, schools are often on a rush to judgement and are not mindful of a student's rights and interests throughout the process. The help of an experienced attorney-adviser can help navigate the process, can protect the student's rights, and can potentially help allow for a more favorable outcome.