Colleges and universities in Washington D.C. have increased their use of online education and technology and as a result, college students can often, unfortunately, find themselves accused of academic misconduct or an academic integrity violation for their taking of an online exam or their submission of an online assignment. Charges of this nature can vary. They can include plagiarism, unauthorized collaboration with other students, copying or working with others, using unauthorized resources such as internet resources, unauthorized assistance, violation of testing conditions.
Professors are often quick to accuse a student of misconduct without completing a full investigation or even interviewing the student, and schools are often in a rush to judgment. Defending his allegations of this nature requires a very careful analysis of the exam or assignment in question and anything related in addition to the response to the exam or assignment so that it can be determined exactly what took place and whether there is an alternative explanation to the allegations 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 charges of this nature.
Washington, D.C., 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:
- American University
- Catholic University of America
- Corcoran College of Art and Design
- Gallaudet University
- George Washington University
- Georgetown University
- Howard University
- Potomac College Washington
- Trinity Washington University
- University of the District of Columbia
- University of Phoenix - Washington DC Campus
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 Washington, D.C., 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 Washington, D.C., 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.