What should I do if my child is facing a university sexual misconduct investigation in New Jersey? VIDEO

If your child is facing a college sexual misconduct investigation in New Jersey, take the necessary precautions before you engage in any capacity with the school or otherwise, too much is at stake. Being accused of sexual misconduct is incredibly serious. Every step of a college sexual misconduct case is critical. The early steps are especially critical because they'll set the stage for later aspects of the case.

Colleges and universities in New Jersey are often in a rush to judgment. They'll often rush to invite a meeting or interview with the accused student. They're not mindful of the accused student's rights and interests. In most instances, you have to bear this in mind as the case proceeds, you need to get as much information about the allegations as possible, also as to why this may be taking place.

You have to familiarize yourself with how the school will be addressing and adjudicating the case. You have to prepare accordingly to respond to the allegations, but it should only take place at the appropriate time once all necessary information is had and the necessary precautions have been taken. An experienced attorney advisor can help you understand and navigate the process, can help let you know what should be taking place, what should not be taking place. They can work towards trying to ensure a fair process and a favorable outcome. If your son or daughter is facing a college sexual misconduct investigation in New Jersey, make sure that you have an experienced ally in his or her corner from as early as possible in the process.

New Jersey 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:

  • Bloomfield College
  • Caldwell University
  • Centenary College
  • The College of New Jersey (TCNJ)
  • College of Saint Elizabeth
  • Drew University
  • Fairleigh Dickinson University
  • Georgian Court University
  • Kean University
  • Monmouth University
  • Montclair State University
  • New Jersey City University
  • New Jersey Institute of Technology
  • Princeton University
  • Ramapo College
  • Rowan University
  • Rider University
  • Rutgers University
  • Saint Peter's University
  • Stevens Institute of Technology
  • Stockton University
  • Thomas Edison State University
  • William Paterson University

It is critical to make certain the college sexual misconduct investigation at your New Jersey 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 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 college sexual misconduct advisor to students and others in academia facing sexual misconduct investigations and Title IX disciplinary cases in New Jersey 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.

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