What should I do if I am accused of academic misconduct at a college or university in Rhode Island?

If you're a student at a college or university in Rhode Island and you're facing an academic misconduct or academic dishonesty charge, it's important to take the matter seriously. Academic misconduct charges come in various forms, cheating on an exam, plagiarism, not citing properly. Whatever the charge may be, it needs to be favorably resolved because it can impact the student in both the present and in the future.

Graduate school, internships, employment, professional licensing opportunities can all be impacted. Different schools use different resolution methods. Some schools use a hearing, some an investigation, some a combination. What's your school's appeal process? Because schools are often, unfortunately, in a rush to judgment and are not mindful of the student's rights and interests, it's critical to have the help of an experienced attorney advisor help navigate the process, help protect the student's rights because it can potentially help allow for a more favorable outcome.

Rhode Island colleges and universities where Joseph D. Lento can help as your or your student's academic misconduct advisor during investigations, hearings, and appeals include, but are not limited to, the following schools:

  • Brown University
  • Bryant University
  • Community College of Rhode Island
  • Johnson & Wales University – Providence
  • Naval War College (exempt from Title IX and the Clery Act)
  • New England Institute of Technology
  • Providence College
  • Rhode Island College
  • Rhode Island School of Design
  • Roger Williams University
  • Salve Regina University
  • University of Rhode Island

It is an unfortunate reality that academic misconduct charges can upend an accused student's life if not properly addressed, and Joseph D. Lento and the Lento Law Firm have unparalleled experience passionately fighting for the future of his clients at colleges and universities in Rhode Island and throughout the nation. 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, New Jersey, and New York, is admitted as an attorney pro hac vice in state and federal court if needed when representing clients nationwide, and serves as an academic misconduct advisor for students facing disciplinary cases in Rhode Island and throughout the nation. Make certain your or your student's interests are protected - Contact National Academic Misconduct Attorney Joseph D. Lento today at 888-535-3686.

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If you, or your student, are facing any kind of disciplinary action, or other negative academic sanction, and are having feelings of uncertainty and anxiety for what the future may hold, contact our offices today, and let us help secure your academic career.

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