Title IX requires that schools investigate any allegations of sexual assault, harassment or other types misconduct. This includes public and private colleges, as well as schools that receive federal money. The Title IX process consists of investigations, hearings and sanctions, often including suspension or expulsion from school.
You need a Title IX Lawyer Carbondale to protect your rights during these hearings and investigations. Our attorneys have a lot of experience in fighting for the rights and interests of students accused of sexual abuse. They can help you navigate through this complex process. We keep up to date with Title IX laws and can give you the best advice for your case.
Our team represents any person, or entity, who is involved with a Title IX matter, including athletes, coaches, students, faculty members, and staff at educational institutes. Title IX claims commonly involve the violation or gender equality, which prohibits discrimination based on sex and stereotypes. Title IX also forbids retaliation by punishing someone who refuses to engage in sexism or harassment.
When a student accuses another of sexual misconduct, it is likely that the investigation process begins with an informal or official interview with a Title IX or other individual. They will then make a statement to a Dean or panel who will conduct a hearing. Your attorney can act in this process as a middleman to ensure that statements that could hurt your defense aren’t made to the wrong people.
During the investigation phase, your lawyer can help you collect and organize evidence to support your position. Messages, emails, or other documentation can be used. Your attorney can also question the credibility of your accuser, by pointing to inconsistencies or other factors which raise doubts about their veracity. You may be able to defend yourself if you can prove the encounter was consensual.
If you’re found guilty, your lawyer will advise you on the best sanction to accept or whether to appeal. The decision of the school to suspend or exclude a student could have serious effects on their academic career and professional life. Our firm helped dozens or students, professors and others resolve Title IX disputes. Our experienced Rochester Title IX Attorneys can guide and fight for you at every step of the complex process.
Contact our firm immediately if you or someone you are familiar with has been accused of a Title IX infraction. We have years of experience in Title IX matters and are ready to put our skills to work for you. Contact us today to set up an appointment with one of our attorneys or complete our online form. We serve clients in New York, Connecticut, Massachusetts and elsewhere. We are dedicated in protecting our client’s rights and preserving freedom. Our office is available 24/7 to answer any questions you may have and to address any concerns.