If you're a student at a college or university in South Carolina, and if you're facing an academic misconduct charge, it's important to take the matter seriously. Academic misconduct charges come in various forms: plagiarism, not citing properly on a paper, cheating on an exam. Whatever the charge may be, it needs to be favorably resolved because it can impact both the present and the future. Graduate school, internships, employment opportunities, professional licensing can all be negatively impacted.
Different schools in South Carolina use different resolution methods to address academic misconduct. Some use hearing, some investigation, some a combination. What's your school's appeal process? Because schools are, unfortunately, often in a rush to judgment and are not mindful of the student's rights and interests through the process, the help of an experienced attorney-adviser can help navigate the process, can help protect a student's rights, and can potentially help allow for a more favorable outcome.