If your child is facing a Title IX case at their high school in South Dakota, you need to take the necessary precautions before you engage with the school in any capacity. Too much is at stake. You need to understand that 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 take a dedicated effort for an accused student to be found not responsible.
The Title IX Final Rule will allow a high school to address and adjudicate a case either through an investigation or a live hearing model. Each has its own advantages and disadvantages and needs to be responded to accordingly. You need to familiarize yourself with the school's policies. During the course of the case, you need to mount the strongest possible defense. Each step in the process needs to be incredibly calculated. It is a high-stakes and an involved process.
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 South Dakota. Having them involved from as early as possible in the process will allow for the best prospect of success, as they can work towards trying to ensure a fair process and a favorable outcome.
South Dakota 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 South Dakota 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 South Dakota 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.