If your child is facing a college sexual misconduct investigation in Oregon, take the necessary precautions before you engage with the school or others in any capacity, too much is at stake. If your son or daughter is accused of sexual misconduct at a college, it is incredibly serious regardless of the circumstances. Every step of the process in a college sexual misconduct case is critical.
The early stages are especially critical because they'll set the stage for later aspects of the case. You do not, of course, want to say or do the wrong thing at any point of the case but especially early in the case. Oregon colleges and universities are often in a rush to judgment, they'll often be in a rush to encourage an interview or meeting with the accused student. They're not cognizant of an accused student's rights or interest.
Before that interview or meeting should take place, you have to take the necessary precautions. You have to familiarize yourself with how the school will address and adjudicate the case. You have to get as much information about the allegations as possible. You have to try to get an understanding as to why this is taking place. You have to be mindful of the potential consequences and other considerations with respect to when someone is accused of a sexual misconduct allegations.
That meeting should not take place until the appropriate time. You need to respond accordingly at the given time. An experienced attorney advisor will be able to help you understand and navigate the process, they'll be able to let you know what should be taking place in a given case, what should not be taking place, what needs to take place, what's appropriate, what's not. 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 Oregon, make sure that they have an experienced ally in their corner from as early as possible in the process.
Oregon 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:
- Blue Mountain Community College
- Central Oregon Community College
- Chemeketa Community College
- Clackamas Community College
- Clatsop Community College
- Columbia Gorge Community College
- Concordia University Portland
- Corban University
- DeVry University Oregon
- Eastern Oregon University
- Everest College Portland
- George Fox University
- Heald College Portland
- ITT Technical Institute Portland
- Klamath Community College
- Lane Community College
- Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts Portland
- Lewis & Clark College
- Linfield College McMinnville Campus
- Linn Benton Community College
- Marylhurst University
- Mount Angel Seminary
- Mt Hood Community College
- Multnomah University
- New Hope Christian College
- Northwest Christian University
- Oregon Coast Community College
- Oregon College of Art and Craft
- Oregon Institute of Technology
- Oregon State University
- Pacific Northwest College of Art
- Pacific University
- Pioneer Pacific College
- Portland Community College
- Portland State University
- Reed College
- Rogue Community College
- Sanford Brown College Portland
- Southern Oregon University
- Southwestern Oregon Community College
- The Art Institute of Portland
- Tillamook Bay Community College
- Treasure Valley Community College
- Umpqua Community College
- University of Oregon
- University of Phoenix Oregon Campus
- University of Portland
- University of Western States
- Warner Pacific College
- Western Oregon University
- Willamette University
It is critical to make certain the college sexual misconduct investigation at your Oregon 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 Oregon 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.