If you're a student at a college or university in Virginia and you're facing an academic misconduct charge, it's important to take the matter seriously. Academic misconduct or academic dishonesty charges come in various forms. Not citing properly on a paper, plagiarism, cheating on an exam. Whatever the charge may be, it needs to be favorably resolved because it could negatively impact both present and future opportunities. Graduate school, internships, employment, professional licensing opportunities can all be affected.
Different schools in Virginia use different resolution methods. Some schools use a hearing, some an investigation, some a combination. What's your school's appeal process? Because colleges and universities are often in a rush to judgment, and are not mindful of a student's interests and rights, and also what's at stake, it's critical to have the help of an experienced attorney advisor help navigate the process and protect the student's interests so that it can potentially allow for a more favorable outcome.