If your child is facing a college sexual misconduct investigation in Utah, you need to take the necessary precautions before you engage with the school, or anybody else possibly involved in any capacity, too much is at stake. Being accused of sexual misconduct in college is incredibly serious. Every step of the process in a college sexual misconduct case is critical. The early stages are especially critical because they'll set the stage for later aspects of the case. You, of course, do not want to say or do the wrong thing at any point in the process, but especially early in the process.
Utah colleges and universities often are in a rush to judgment, they're often not cognizant of an accused student's rights and interests, they're often in a rush to encourage a interview or meeting with the school before a person even has the opportunity to take the necessary precautions, but you cannot allow that to happen. You need to familiarize yourself with the school's policy as to how the case will be addressed and adjudicated. You need to get as much information about the allegations as possible, you need to try to understand why this is even taking place in the first place. At the given time, you need to prepare accordingly to respond to the school but only when it's appropriate.
An experienced attorney advisor can help you understand and navigate the process. They can let you know when such a meeting or interview should take place and what needs to take place at such an interview or meeting. They'll also be able to let you know what should be taking place in a given case, what should not take 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 in Utah, make certain that you have an experienced ally in their corner from as early as possible in the process.
Utah 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:
- AmeriTech College Draper
- Argosy University Salt Lake City
- Brigham Young University Provo
- Broadview Entertainment Arts University
- Broadview University Layton
- Broadview University Orem
- Broadview University West Jordan
- DeVry University Utah
- Dixie State College of Utah
- Eagle Gate College Layton
- Eagle Gate College Murray
- Eagle Gate College Salt Lake City
- Fortis College Salt Lake City
- Independence University
- ITT Technical Institute Murray
- Latter day Saints Business College
- Neumont University
- Provo College American Fork
- Provo College Provo
- Salt Lake Community College
- Snow College
- Southern Utah University
- Stevens Henager College of Business Provo
- Stevens Henager College Logan
- Stevens Henager College Murray
- Stevens Henager College Ogden
- The Art Institute of Salt Lake City
- University of Phoenix Utah Campus
- University of Utah
- Utah State University
- Utah State University College of Eastern Utah
- Utah Valley University
- Weber State University
- Westminster College
It is critical to make certain the college sexual misconduct investigation at your Utah 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 Utah 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.