What should I do if my child is facing a college sexual misconduct investigation in West Virginia? VIDEO

If your child is facing a college sexual misconduct investigation in West Virginia, you need to take the necessary precautions before you engage with the school or anybody else possibly involved in any capacity, too much is at stake. Being accused of sexual misconduct at college is incredibly serious. Every step in the process in a college sexual misconduct case is critical. The early stages in the case are especially critical because they will set the stage for later aspects of the case. You of course do not want to do or say the wrong thing at any point in the process, but especially early in the process.

Unfortunately, colleges and universities in West Virginia are often in a rush to judgment. They're often not cognizant of an accused student's rights and interests. They will often encourage an interview or a meeting with a respondent, that is the accused student, before the respondent even has the opportunity to appreciate or understand what may be taking place. That meeting or interview should never take place again until you've taken the necessary precautions.

You need to get as much information as possible about the allegations. You need to try to get an understanding as to why the allegations are being made. You need to familiarize yourself with the school's policies on how the case will be addressed and adjudicated. You have to prepare and respond accordingly at the given time to meet with the school but again only at the appropriate time.

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