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

If you're a student or the parent of a student at a college or university in Wisconsin, and you or your child is 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 would describe to be 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 learn of the allegations, whether it's from the Office of Student Conduct or from a professor, an athletic coach, the campus police, respectfully declining to discuss the case until you can take the necessary precautions is critical. You must understand how your school investigates and adjudicate the charges. 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, it's critical to prepare the necessary defense and response.

Notice is an issue at many schools, so you must clearly define the allegations. In doing so, you would then provide your version of events and support it through all available means, including relevant evidence, supporting witnesses, and anything else that would be appropriate to the circumstances.

For schools that would decide responsibility at a hearing, it's necessary to prepare for the hearing, which in part would include preparing an opening statement, relevant questions for parties and witnesses, a closing statement, and so forth.

You must bear in mind that schools are not mindful of an accused student's rights and interests, so ensuring a fair process 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 sanction because you failed to take effective steps throughout the process.

An experienced attorney advisor will be your best ally to help you understand and navigate the code of conduct disciplinary process at your college or university in Wisconsin, and they should be involved from as early as possible in the case.

Wisconsin 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:

  • Alverno College
  • The Art Institute of Wisconsin
  • Bellin College
  • Beloit College
  • Blackhawk Technical College
  • Bryant and Stratton College Glendale
  • Bryant and Stratton College Milwaukee
  • Bryant and Stratton College Wauwatosa
  • Cardinal Stritch University
  • Carroll University
  • Carthage College
  • Chippewa Valley Technical College
  • College of Menominee Nation
  • Concordia University Wisconsin
  • DeVry University Wisconsin
  • Edgewood College
  • Fox Valley Technical College
  • Gateway Technical College
  • Globe University Appleton
  • Globe University Eau Claire
  • Globe University Green Bay
  • Globe University La Crosse
  • Globe University Madison East
  • Globe University Madison West
  • Globe University Wausau
  • Herzing University Brookfield
  • Herzing University Kenosha
  • Herzing University Madison
  • ITT Technical Institute Green Bay
  • ITT Technical Institute Greenfield
  • ITT Technical Institute Madison
  • Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwa Community College
  • Lakeland College
  • Lakeshore Technical College
  • Lawrence University
  • Madison Area Technical College
  • Madison Media Institute
  • Maranatha Baptist Bible College
  • Marian University
  • Marquette University
  • Mid State Technical College
  • Milwaukee Area Technical College
  • Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design
  • Milwaukee School of Engineering
  • Moraine Park Technical College
  • Mount Mary College
  • Nicolet Area Technical College
  • Northcentral Technical College
  • Northeast Wisconsin Technical College
  • Northland College
  • Northland International University
  • Ripon College
  • Saint Norbert College
  • Sanford Brown College West Allis
  • Silver Lake College of the Holy Family
  • Southwest Wisconsin Technical College
  • University of Phoenix Madison Campus
  • University of Phoenix Milwaukee Campus
  • University of Wisconsin Colleges
  • University of Wisconsin Eau Claire
  • University of Wisconsin Green Bay
  • University of Wisconsin La Crosse
  • University of Wisconsin Madison
  • University of Wisconsin Milwaukee
  • University of Wisconsin Oshkosh
  • University of Wisconsin Parkside
  • University of Wisconsin Platteville
  • University of Wisconsin River Falls
  • University of Wisconsin Stevens Point
  • University of Wisconsin Stout
  • University of Wisconsin Superior
  • University of Wisconsin Whitewater
  • Viterbo University
  • Waukesha County Technical College
  • Western Technical College
  • Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College
  • Wisconsin Lutheran College

Wisconsin 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 Wisconsin 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 Wisconsin 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.

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