What should I do if my college student is accused of academic misconduct on an online exam or assignment in Montana? VIDEO

Colleges and universities in Montana have increased their use of online education and as a result, unfortunately, college students can often find themselves accused of academic misconduct or an academic integrity violation involving their taking of an online exam or their submission of an online assignment. Allegations of this nature can vary. They can include plagiarism, unauthorized collaboration, having unauthorized assistance, or using unauthorized resources including internet resources.

Professors are often quick to accuse a student without completing a full investigation or even interviewing a student and schools can often be in a rush to judgment. Defending against allegations of this nature requires a very careful analysis of the exam or the assignment, a very careful analysis of the response to the exam, or the assignment to determine exactly what took place and whether there is an alternative explanation to the allegation of academic misconduct.

Having an experienced attorney advisor will be your best ally to help you understand and navigate the disciplinary process and to best defend against allegations of this nature.

Montana colleges and universities where Joseph D. Lento can help as your or your student's academic misconduct advisor during investigations, hearings, and appeals involving allegations related to an online exam or assignment 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

Although far from perfect, online and remote learning can have benefits, but these potential benefits aside, it is an unfortunate reality that academic misconduct charges related to online exams and assignments can upend an accused student's life if not properly addressed, and Joseph D. Lento has many years' experience passionately fighting for the future of his clients at colleges and universities in Montana and throughout the United States. 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 an academic misconduct advisor to students facing disciplinary cases in Montana and throughout the nation. Make certain your or your student's interests are protected - Contact National Academic Misconduct Attorney Joseph D. Lento today at 888-535-3686 or by completing our online form.

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