What should I do if my high school student is accused of academic misconduct in New Hampshire? VIDEO

When a high school student in New Hampshire is accused of academic misconduct, it can have a dramatic effect on your child's ability to attend the college or university of their choice. Academic misconduct charges can include; cheating on an exam, using unauthorized internet resources, plagiarism, cheating on college board assessments, the SAT, SAT subject matter exams, AP exams.

It is crucial that your high school student is afforded their due process rights, that the charges are clearly defined, that the process used to investigate the charges is fair, that any resolution or sanction is proportionate and appropriate to the offense. In particular, interacting with the College Board requires a detailed understanding of the process to achieve the best possible outcome. The College Board takes misconduct extremely seriously and often acts with a heavy hand and imposing sanctions.

An experienced attorney advisor will be your high school student's best ally to defend against academic misconduct charges and they should be involved as early as possible in the case.

New Hampshire high schools where Joseph D. Lento can help as your child's student's academic misconduct advisor during investigations, hearings and appeals include, but are not limited to, the following school districts:

A

  • Allenstown School District
  • Alton School District
  • Amherst School District
  • Andover School District
  • Ashland School District

B

  • Barnstead School District
  • Barrington School District
  • Bartlett School District
  • Bath School District
  • Bedford School District
  • Berlin School District
  • Bethehem School District
  • Bow School District
  • Brentwood School District
  • Brookline School District

C

  • Campton School District
  • Candia School District
  • Chester School District
  • Chesterfield School District
  • Chichester School District
  • Claremont School District
  • Cocherco Arts and Technology Charter Academy
  • Coe Brown Academy School District
  • Colebrook School District
  • Concord School District
  • Contoocook Valley School District
  • Conway School District
  • Coos County School District
  • Cornish School District
  • Croydon School District

D

  • Deerfield School District
  • Derry School District
  • Dover School District
  • Dresden School District
  • Dunbarton School District

E

  • East Kingston School District
  • Epping School District
  • Epsom School District
  • Errol School District
  • Exeter Region Cooperative School District
  • Exeter School District

F

  • Fall Mountain Regional School District
  • Farmington School District
  • Franklin School District
  • Freedom School District
  • Fremont School District

G

  • Gilford School District
  • Gilmaton School District
  • Goffstown School District
  • Gorham School District
  • Goshen-Lempster Cooperative School District
  • Governor Wentworth Regional School District
  • Grantham School District
  • Greenland School District

H

  • Hampstead School District
  • Hampton School District
  • Hanover School District
  • Harrisville School District
  • Haverhill Cooperative School District
  • Henniker School District
  • Hill School District
  • Hillsboro Deering Cooperative School District
  • Hinsdale School District
  • Holderness School District
  • Hollis School District
  • Hollis Brookline Cooperative School District
  • Hooksett School District
  • Hopkinton School District
  • Hudson School District

I

  • Inter-Lakes School District

J

  • Jackson School District
  • Jaffrey-Rindge Cooperative School District
  • John Stark Regional School District

K

  • Kearsarge Regional School District
  • Keene School District
  • Kensington School District

L

  • Laconia School District
  • Lafayette Regional School District
  • Landaff School District
  • Laurent Clerc School District
  • Lebanon School District
  • Lincoln-Woodstock School District
  • Lisbon Regional School District
  • Litchfield School District
  • Littleton School District
  • Londonderry School District
  • Lyme School District
  • Lyndeborough School District

M

  • Madison School District
  • Manchester School District
  • Marlborough School District
  • Marlow School District
  • Mascenic Regional School District
  • Mascoma Valley Regional School District
  • Merrimack School District
  • Merrimack Valley School District
  • Milan School District
  • Milford School District
  • Milton School District
  • Monadnock Regional School District
  • Monroe School District
  • Mont Vernon School District
  • Moultonborough School District

N

  • Nashua School District
  • Nelson School District
  • New Boston School District
  • New Castle School District
  • Newfields School District
  • Newfound Area School District
  • Newington School District
  • Newmarket School District
  • Newport School District
  • North Hampton School District
  • Northumberland School District
  • Northwood School District
  • Notthingham School District

O

  • Oyster River Cooperative School District

P

  • Pelham School District
  • Pembroke School District
  • Pemi-Baker School District
  • Piermont School District
  • Pinkerton Academy School District
  • Pittsburg School District
  • Pittsfield School District
  • Plainfield School District
  • Plymouth School District
  • Portsmouth School District
  • Profile School District
  • Prospect Mountain School District

R

  • Raymond School District
  • Rivendell Interstate School District
  • Rochester School District
  • Rollinsford School District
  • Rumney School District
  • Rye School District

S

  • Salem School District
  • Sanborn Regional School District
  • Seabrook School District
  • Seacost Charter School District
  • Shaker Regional School District
  • Somersworth School District
  • Souhegan Cooperative School District
  • South Hampton School District
  • Stark School District
  • Stewartstown School District
  • Stoddard School District
  • Strafford School District
  • Stratford School District
  • Stratham School District
  • Sunapee School District

T

  • Tamworth School District
  • Thornton School District
  • Timberlane School District

U

  • Unity School District

W

  • Wakefield School District
  • Warren School District
  • Washington School District
  • Waterville Valley School District
  • Weare School District
  • Wentworth School District
  • Westmoreland School District
  • White Mountain Regional School District
  • Wilton School District
  • Wilton-Lyndeboro School District
  • Winchester School District
  • Windham School District
  • Winnacunnet Cooperative School District
  • Winnisquam Regional School District

It is critical to make certain academic misconduct charges at your child's New Hampshire high school are handled properly and that the accused student's interests and rights are protected from as early as possible during the investigative and disciplinary process.  One reason, among many, is because even at high schools where a finding of responsibility for academic misconduct 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 high 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 student is found responsible or not responsible for academic misconduct.

Unfortunately, some parents make the mistake of not taking the necessary precautions as soon as possible when their child is accused of academic misconduct.  Some people will mistakenly believe that if they "just explain what happened," their school 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, being called to answer for alleged academic misconduct would not exist.

Fighting passionately for the future of his clients at schools 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 high school student's academic 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 an academic misconduct advisor to high school students facing investigations and disciplinary cases in New Hampshire and throughout the nation. Make certain your or your student's interests are protected - Contact National High School Academic Misconduct Defense Attorney Joseph D. Lento today at 888-535-3686.

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