If your child is facing a college sexual misconduct investigation in North Dakota, you need to take the necessary precautions before you engage in any capacity with the school or otherwise, so much is at stake when accused of sexual misconduct at college. It is incredibly serious. Every step of the process in that college sexual misconduct case is critical. The early stages are especially critical because they will set the stage for what takes place later in the case.
Schools in North Dakota are often in a rush to judgment, they're often in a rush to encourage a meeting or interview with the accused student. They're not mindful of an accused student's rights and interest. They're often under the guise of just tell us what happened and everything will be alright. It is not that simple. You need to get as much information about the allegations as possible, you need to try to get an understanding as to why this is taking place. You need to familiarize yourself with the school's process in terms of how the case will be addressed and adjudicated. At the given time, you need to prepare accordingly for the meeting with the school but it should only take place at the appropriate time.
An experienced attorney advisor can help you understand and navigate the school's process. They'll be able to let you know what's appropriate to the circumstances, what should be taking place, what should not be taking place, what needs to take place. They'll also be able to work towards trying to ensure a fair process and a favorable outcome. If your son or daughter is facing a college sexual misconduct investigation at his or her school in North Dakota, make sure you have an experienced ally in his or her corner from as early as possible in the process.
North Dakota 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:
- Bismarck State College
- Cankdeska Cikana Community College
- Dakota College at Bottineau
- Dickinson State University
- Fort Berthold Community College
- Jamestown College
- Lake Region State College
- Mayville State University
- Minot State University
- North Dakota State College of Science
- North Dakota State University Main Campus
- Sitting Bull College
- Trinity Bible College
- Turtle Mountain Community College
- United Tribes Technical College
- University of Mary
- University of North Dakota
- Valley City State University
- Williston State College
It is critical to make certain the college sexual misconduct investigation at your North Dakota 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 North Dakota 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.