If your child is facing a college sexual misconduct investigation in Nebraska, take the necessary precautions before anything further takes place. Nebraska colleges and universities, unfortunately, they're often in a rush to judgment, they're not cognizant of an accused student's rights and interests. They often encourage the respondent, the accused student that is, to meet with the school, be interviewed by the school, under the guise that if they just tell them what happened, everything will be all right. It's not that simple. Being accused of sexual misconduct at college is incredibly serious regardless of the circumstances.
You need to get as much information as possible about the allegations and why this may be taking place. You need to understand the school's process as to how the case will be addressed and adjudicated. You also have to be mindful of other considerations with respect to the college sexual misconduct case. At the given time, you have to prepare accordingly to respond to the school but it should only be done at the appropriate time.
Every step of a college sexual misconduct cases is incredibly critical, the early stages are especially critical because they'll set the stage for later aspects of the case. An experienced attorney advisor should be in your son or daughter's corner from the start of the process. They'll help you understand and navigate the process, they'll look out for an accused student's rights and interests. They'll let you know what's appropriate to the circumstances which should be taking place, which should not be taking place, they'll also be able to work towards trying to ensure a fair process and a favorable outcome.
If your son or daughter is facing a college sexual misconduct investigation, make sure that they have an experienced ally in their corner from as early as possible in the process.
Nebraska colleges and universities where Joseph D. Lento can help as your or your student's college sexual misconduct advisor during investigations, hearings, and appeals include, but are not limited to, the following schools:
- Bellevue University
- BryanLGH College of Health Sciences
- Central Community College
- Chadron State College
- Clarkson College
- College of Saint Mary
- Concordia University Seward
- Creighton University
- Doane University
- Grace University
- Hastings College
- ITT Technical Institute Omaha
- Kaplan University Lincoln Campus
- Kaplan University Omaha Campus
- Little Priest Tribal College
- Metropolitan Community College Area
- Mid Plains Community College
- Midland University
- Myotherapy Institute
- Nebraska Christian College
- Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture
- Nebraska Indian Community College
- Nebraska Methodist College of Nursing & Allied Health
- Nebraska Wesleyan University
- Northeast Community College
- Omaha School of Massage and Healthcare of Herzing University
- Peru State College
- Southeast Community College Area
- The Creative Center
- Union College
- Universal College of Healing Arts
- University of Nebraska at Kearney
- University of Nebraska at Omaha
- University of Nebraska Lincoln
- University of Phoenix Omaha Campus
- Vatterott College Spring Valley
- Wayne State College
- Western Nebraska Community College
- York College
It is critical to make certain the college sexual misconduct investigation at your Nebraska school is handled properly and that the accused student's interests are protected from as early as possible during the sexual misconduct investigative process. One major reason is because even at colleges and universities where a finding of responsibility for sexual misconduct charges is made at a hearing, the investigation will set the stage for what the hearing panel is provided prior to a hearing (and what the hearing panel will in large part rely on at a hearing), and at schools where the finding of responsibility is made solely through the investigative process, what takes place during the investigation itself will determine whether the accused is found responsible or not responsible for college sexual misconduct charges.
Unfortunately, some students, families, and college employees make the mistake of not taking the necessary precautions as soon as possible when accused of sexual misconduct at college. Some people will mistakenly believe that if they "just explain what happened," their college or university will be fair and impartial and will arrive at the truth. In a perfect world this may be the case, but in a perfect world, sexual misconduct cases would not exist.
Fighting passionately for the future of his clients at universities and colleges throughout the nation for many years, Joseph D. Lento knows how important it is to mount the strongest defense because he understands that an accused's academic and professional future is on the line. He does not settle for the easiest outcome, and instead prioritizes his clients' needs and well-being. 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 college sexual misconduct advisor to students and others in academia facing sexual misconduct investigations and Title IX disciplinary cases in Nebraska and throughout the nation. Make certain your or your student's interests are protected - Contact National College Sexual Misconduct Attorney Joseph D. Lento today at 888-535-3686 or by completing our online form.