If your child is facing a college sexual misconduct investigation in Montana, take the necessary precautions, too much is at stake. Being accused of sexual misconduct is incredibly serious regardless of the circumstances. Montana colleges and universities, they're, unfortunately, often in a rush to judgment. They may not respect their own processes. They're certainly not mindful of an accused student's rights and interests. They'll, at times encourage a meeting or interview with the accused student under the guise, if they just tell them what happened, everything will be all right. It's not that simple.
You need to get as much information as possible about the allegations and why this may be taking place. You have to understand the school's process in terms of how the case will be addressed and adjudicated. You also have to be mindful of other considerations related to a cause to sexual misconduct investigation. At a given time, you have to, in most instances, respond to the school but only when it's appropriate. You have to have the strongest possible defense prepare before you have any meeting with the school, or at least be mindful of what will be taking place moving forward.
Every step of college sexual misconduct case is incredibly critical. The early stages are especially critical because it will set the stage for later aspects of the case. An experienced attorney advisor can help you understand and navigate the process, can let you know what should be taking place, what should not be taking place. They will also help work towards trying to ensure a fair process and a favorable outcome. An experienced attorney advisor should be in your son or daughter's corner from as early as possible if they're facing a college sexual misconduct investigation.
Montana 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:
- Blackfeet Community College
- Carroll College
- Chief Dull Knife College
- Dawson Community College
- Flathead Valley Community College
- Fort Belknap College
- Fort Peck Community College
- Little Big Horn College
- Miles Community College
- Montana State University
- Montana State University Billings
- Montana State University Great Falls College of Technology
- Montana State University Northern
- Montana Tech of the University of Montana
- Montana Tech College of Technology
- Rocky Mountain College
- Salish Kootenai College
- Stone Child College
- The University of Montana
- The University of Montana Western
- University of Great Falls
- University of Montana Helena College of Technology
It is critical to make certain the college sexual misconduct investigation at your Montana 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 Montana 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.