Title IX Investigations in Springfield, IL
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Cases of sexual misconduct on school grounds, even those involving false accusations, can cause lead to serious repercussions. Students facing Title IX investigations for alleged sexual misconduct may face suspension or expulsion from their university, which could severely hinder their education and jeopardize their diploma. If you are facing a Title IX investigation, or your child has been accused of a sexual transgression at school, our firm may be able to help.
At Johnson Law Group, we understand the gravity of your situation, and we want to help you and your family seek the most favorable resolution possible.With more than 100 years of combined legal experience defending the rights of the accused, we are confident in our ability to advise and guide you.
Call our Springfield attorneys at (217) 427-3603 to schedule a free case evaluation.
Student Legal Rights
Every student facing possible suspension or expulsion for a disciplinary reason, such as Title IX, has the right to the following:
- The right to receive notice of the charges laid against him or her.
- The right to have his or her case heard under the regular procedures used in comparable cases.
- The right to hear a description of the school’s evidence against him or her.
- The right to present his or her side of the incident to an impartial hearing officer.
Some students may also have a lawyer present during the disciplinary hearing. To learn more about any additional rights you may be allowed, look up the policies regarding disciplinary cases at your university.
Defense Against Title IX Charges
If you are facing an investigation for alleged sexual misconduct on campus, there are certain steps you should take to defend your future. Information pertaining to the alleged incident may be used as evidence in a hearing or in criminal court, and should be gathered as quickly as possible following any accusations.
Students accused of sexual misconduct should gather the following information:
- Text messages or emails between the accused and accuser.
- Text messages or emails from friends or acquaintances that pertain to the incident or the relationship between the accused and accuser.
- Statements from witnesses
- All correspondences from the university regarding the incident and disciplinary hearing.
In preparation for the disciplinary hearing, the accused student should also learn everything he or she can about the rules and policies pertaining to the university. Every educational institution may follow a different set of rules in regards to disciplinary action, which is why understanding specifics of school policy and student conduct is crucial.
Choose Johnson Law Group
Title IX investigations can be extremely stressful and difficult to navigate, which is why having legal counsel on your side is so important. Our attorneys can help guide you through the investigation, gathering evidence to support your case and defend your rights. We can also prepare you for your disciplinary hearing and represent you in court if you are facing criminal charges. Act now to fight allegations of sexual misconduct and secure your future.
Contact Johnson Law Group to discuss your case with our Springfield lawyers. We serve clients at Lincoln Land Community College and University of Illinois at Springfield.
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