What should I do if I am charged with a code of conduct or disciplinary violation at a college or university in Arkansas? VIDEO

If you're a student or the parent of a student at a college or university in Arkansas, and you're charged with a code of conduct or disciplinary violation you should not take the matter lightly. Do not make the mistake of believing what some schools will describe as an educational opportunity. A code of conduct or disciplinary case can have serious potential consequences with respect to academic goals including internships and graduate school and professional goals including employment opportunities.

Regardless of how you first learned of the allegations, whether it's from the office of student conduct, from a professor, an athletic coach, the campus police respectfully declined to discuss the case and the allegations before you take the necessary precautions is often critical. You must understand how your school investigate and adjudicate the case. To do so you must familiarize yourself with the applicable policies and procedures. All schools will conduct an investigation and regardless of whether your school will decide responsibility based solely on the investigation or will do so at a hearing you must present the necessary defense and response.

Notice is often an issue at many schools, so you must clearly define the allegations. You must then present your version of events and support it through all means necessary, including relevant evidence, supporting witnesses and anything else appropriate to the circumstances. At schools that decide responsibility at a hearing, you must prepare for the hearing, which would in part include preparing an opening statement, relevant questions for parties and witnesses, a closing statement, and so forth.

You must also bear in mind that schools are often not mindful of an accused student's rights and interests, so ensuring a fair process throughout the case is critical to achieving a favorable outcome. You do not want to find yourself in the position of having to appeal an adverse outcome and sanctions because you failed to take the necessary and effective steps throughout the case. Having an experienced attorney advisor will be your best ally to help you navigate and understand the code of conduct disciplinary process at your college or University in Arkansas. They should be involved from as early as possible in the case.

Arkansas colleges and universities where Joseph D. Lento can help as your or your student's code of conduct and disciplinary violation advisor during investigations, hearings, and appeals include, but are not limited to, the following schools:

  • Arkansas Baptist College
  • Arkansas Northeastern College
  • Arkansas State University Beebe
  • Arkansas State University Main Campus
  • Arkansas State University Mountain Home
  • Arkansas State University Newport
  • Arkansas Tech University
  • Black River Technical College
  • Bryan University
  • Central Baptist College
  • College of the Ouachitas
  • Cossatot Community College of the University of Arkansas
  • Crowley's Ridge College
  • East Arkansas Community College
  • Ecclesia College
  • Harding University
  • Henderson State University
  • Hendrix College
  • ITT Technical Institute Little Rock
  • John Brown University
  • Lyon College
  • Mid South Community College
  • National Park Community College
  • North Arkansas College
  • NorthWest Arkansas Community College
  • Ouachita Baptist University
  • Ozarka College
  • Philander Smith College
  • Phillips Community College of the University of Arkansas
  • Pulaski Technical College
  • Remington College Little Rock Campus
  • Rich Mountain Community College
  • South Arkansas Community College
  • Southeast Arkansas College
  • Southern Arkansas University Main Campus
  • Southern Arkansas University Tech
  • University of Arkansas
  • University of Arkansas at Little Rock
  • University of Arkansas at Monticello
  • University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff
  • University of Arkansas Community College Batesville
  • University of Arkansas Community College Hope
  • University of Arkansas Community College Morrilton
  • University of Arkansas Fort Smith
  • University of Central Arkansas
  • University of Phoenix Little Rock Campus
  • University of Phoenix Northwest Arkansas Campus
  • University of the Ozarks
  • Williams Baptist College

Arkansas Student Code of Conduct Disciplinary Advisor

Mounting the strongest possible defense to college and university code of conduct and disciplinary violations is critical because the stakes are high for an accused student, and the necessary steps must taken as early as possible and throughout the code of conduct disciplinary process.  A finding of responsibility and any sanctions can have incredibly serious consequences for an accused student's academic and professional goals, and Joseph D. Lento has unparalleled experience passionately fighting for the future of his clients at schools in Arkansas and throughout the nation.  Joseph Lento is a licensed attorney in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and New York, is admitted as an attorney pro hac vice in state and federal court if needed when representing clients nationwide, and serves as a code of conduct disciplinary advisor to students facing disciplinary cases in Arkansas and throughout the nation. Make certain your or your student's interests are protected - Contact student defense attorney Joseph D. Lento and the Lento Law Firm today at 888-535-3686.

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