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