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