If your child is facing a Title IX case at their high school in Nevada, you need to take the necessary precautions before you engage with the school in any capacity because too much is at stake. You need to understand that although the Title IX Final Rule allows for a more structured and equitable process than previous guidance, you cannot assume it will be a fair process. It will take a dedicated effort for an accused student to be found not responsible.
The Title IX Final Rule also will allow a high school to resolve a case through either an investigation or a live hearing model. Each has its own advantages and disadvantages and you have to be mindful of that and respond accordingly.
In terms of preparing the necessary defense, it will be an involved process. Every step through the process needs to be calculated. Having an experienced attorney advisor in your son or daughter's corner, from as early as possible in the process, if they're facing a Title IX case at their high school in Nevada, will allow for the best prospect of a fair process and a favorable outcome.
Nevada high schools where Joseph D. Lento can help as your child's Title IX advisor during investigations, hearings and appeals include, but are not limited to, the following school districts:
- Carson City School District
- Churchill County School District
- Clark County School District
- Davidson Academy School District
- Douglas County School District
- Elko County School District
- Esmeralda County School District
- Eureka County School District
- Humboldt County School District
- Lander County School District
- Lincoln County School District
- Lyon County School District
- Mineral County School District
- Nye County School District
- Pershing County School District
- State Sponsored Charter Schools
- Storey County School District
- Washoe County School District
- White Pine County School District
It is critical to make certain the Title IX investigation at your child's Nevada 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 Nevada 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.