If your child is facing a college sexual misconduct investigation in New Hampshire, take the necessary precautions. Schools are often in a rush to judgement. They're often in a rush to encourage a meeting or interview with the accused student. They're not mindful of an accused student's rights or interest. That meeting or interview should not take place until you take the necessary precautions. Being accused of sexual misconduct is incredibly serious regardless of the circumstances.
Every step of a college sexual misconduct case is critical. The early stages are especially critical because it'll set the stage for later aspects of the case. You need to understand your school's process as to how the case will be addressed and adjudicated. You have to get as much information regarding the allegations and why this may even be taking place and at the given time, you have to prepare to respond accordingly to the school, but it should only take place at the appropriate time.
You should not feel undue pressure to meet with the school before these steps are taken, again, to protect an accused student's rights and interest. An experienced attorney advisor can help you understand and navigate the process. They'll help you and let you know what should be taking place, what 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 at his or her school in New Hampshire, make sure that you have an experienced ally in their corner from as early as possible in the process.
New Hampshire 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:
- 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
It is critical to make certain the college sexual misconduct investigation at your New Hampshire 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 New Hampshire 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.