If your child is facing a college sexual misconduct investigation in Alaska, you should take the proper precautions before you do anything else. Too much is at stake. Your son or daughter, by the nature of sexual misconduct allegations, is being accused of something extremely serious. Schools, unfortunately, they're not concerned about the rights and interests of a respondent. They're looking out for themselves, their own interests and liabilities. Schools are often in a rush to invite meetings with the accused student, often in a rush to judgment. They do not even necessarily respect their own processes in terms of addressing the case.
For these reasons and many others, you need to take the proper precautions. To remain a student, you would generally have to participate in the process at the given time, but only when it's appropriate and only when it's in an accused student's best interest to do so. You need to have an experienced attorney advisor in your corner from the start of the process to make sure that it's going to be a fair process and to help you fight towards a favorable outcome.
An experienced attorney advisor should be in their corner from the start and can help your son or daughter if they're facing a sexual misconduct investigation at a college or university in Alaska.
Alaska 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:
- Alaska Bible College
- Alaska Pacific University
- Charter College Anchorage
- Ilisagvik College
- Prince William Sound Community College
- University of Alaska Anchorage
- University of Alaska Fairbanks
- University of Alaska Southeast
It is critical to make certain the college sexual misconduct case at your Alaska 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 Alaska 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.