If your child is facing a Title IX case at their high school in Delaware, you need to take the necessary precautions before you engage in any capacity with the school because too much is at stake. Although the Title IX Final Rule allows for a more structured, and arguably equitable process than previous guidance, you cannot assume it will be a fair process. It will still require a dedicated approach for an accused student to be found not responsible.
The Title IX Final Rule also allows a school to address and adjudicate the case either through an investigation or a live hearing model. Each has its own pros and cons. You need to be mindful of that. You need to familiarize yourself with your school's policies, so that it could be responded to accordingly. It is an involved, and it is a high stakes process. Every step through the process needs to be calculated.
An experienced attorney advisor will be your son or daughter's best ally if they're facing a Title IX case at their high school in Delaware. They should be involved as early as possible in the process.
Delaware high schools where Joseph D. Lento can help as your child's student's Title IX advisor during investigations, hearings and appeals include, but are not limited to, the following school districts:
- Appoquinimink School District
- Academy of Dover Charter School
- Brandywine School District
- Caesar Rodney School District
- Campus Community Charter School
- Cape Henlopen School District
- Capital School District
- Charter School of Wilmington
- Christina School District
- Colonial School District
- Delmar School District
- East Side Charter School
- Family Foundations Academy
- Gateway Lab School
- Indian River School District
- Kuumba Academy Charter School
- Lake Forest School District
- Las Americas Aspira Academy
- Laurel School District
- Milford School District
- MOT Charter School
- Moyer (Maurice J.) Academy
- New Castle County Vocational-Technical School District
- Newark Charter School
- Odyssey Charter School
- Pencader Business and Finance Charter High School
- POLYTECH School District
- Positive Outcomes Charter School
- Prestige Academy
- Providence Creek Academy Charter School
- Reach Academy for Girls
- Red Clay Consolidated School District
- Seaford School District
- Smyrna School District
- Sussex Academy Of Arts And Sciences
- Sussex Technical School District
- Thomas A. Edison Charter School
- Woodbridge School District
It is critical to make certain the Title IX investigation at your child's Delaware high school is handled properly and that the accused student's interests and rights are protected from as early as possible during the sexual misconduct investigative process. One major reason is because even at high schools 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 high 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 student is found responsible or not responsible for Title IX charges.
Unfortunately, some parents make the mistake of not taking the necessary precautions as soon as possible when accused of sexual misconduct. Some people will mistakenly believe that if they "just explain what happened," their school 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 allegations and Title IX charges would not exist.
Fighting passionately for the future of his clients at schools 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 high school student's academic 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 New Jersey, Pennsylvania, 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 Title IX attorney advisor to high school students facing sexual misconduct investigations and disciplinary cases in Delaware and throughout the nation. Make certain your or your student's interests are protected - Contact National High School Title IX Attorney Joseph D. Lento today at 888-535-3686.