If you're a student at a college or university in Washington 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. Plagiarism, not citing properly on a paper, cheating on exam. Whatever the charge may be, it needs to be favorably resolved because it can negatively impact both present and future opportunities. Graduate school, internships, employment, professional licensing opportunities. Different colleges and universities use different resolution methods to address an academic misconduct charge. Some use a hearing, some an investigation, some a combination.
What's your school's appeal process? Unfortunately, schools are often in a rush to judgment and are not mindful of a student's rights and interests, and just what's at stake. Because of that, it's important to understand that first and foremost and equally important to have the help of an experienced attorney advisor help navigate the process and protect the student's rights to potentially allow for a more favorable outcome.