If you're a student or the parent of a student at a college or university in New Hampshire and you're charged with a code of conduct or disciplinary violation should not take the matter lightly. Do not make the mistake of believing what some schools would 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 when you first learned of the allegations, whether it's from the office of student conduct from a professor and athletic coach, the campus police, respectfully declining to discuss the case before you take the necessary precautions is often critical. You should understand how your case will be investigated and adjudicated. To do so, you must familiarize yourself with the applicable school policies and procedures. All schools will conduct an investigation. 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 a concern at many schools, so you must clearly define the allegations. You must then present your version of events and support it through all available means, including relevant evidence, supporting witnesses and anything else appropriate to the circumstances. For schools where responsibility is decided 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 not mindful of an accused student's rights and interests, so ensuring a fair process throughout the process is critical to achieving a favorable outcome.
You do not want to find yourself in the position of having to an appeal an adverse outcome and sanctions because you failed to take effective steps throughout the process. Having an experienced attorney advisor will be your best ally to understand and navigate the code of conduct disciplinary process at your college or university in New Hampshire. They should be involved from as early as possible in the case.
New Hampshire colleges and universities where Joseph D. Lento can help as your or your student's code of conduct disciplinary violation advisor during investigations, hearings, and appeals include, but are not limited to, the following schools:
- Chester College of New England
- Colby Sawyer College
- Daniel Webster College
- Dartmouth College
- Franklin Pierce University
- Granite State College
- Great Bay Community College
- Hesser College
- Keene State College
- Lakes Region Community College
- Lebanon College
- Manchester Community College
- Nashua Community College
- New England College
- New Hampshire Institute of Art
- NHTI Concord's Community College
- Northeast Catholic College
- Plymouth State University
- River Valley Community College
- Rivier College
- Saint Anselm College
- Southern New Hampshire University
- St. Joseph School of Nursing
- Thomas More College of Liberal Arts
- University of New Hampshire at Manchester
- University of New Hampshire Main Campus
- White Mountains Community College
New Hampshire 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 New Hampshire 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 New Hampshire and throughout the nation. Make certain your or your student's interests are protected - Contact National Student Defense Attorney Joseph D. Lento and the Lento Law Firm today at 888-535-3686.