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Student Discipline & Title IX Hearings

Have you received an email about a Title IX Investigation against you? Has your college student been falsely accused of sexual misconduct? It’s hard not to feel panicked when you are blindsided by an allegation like this and are trying to figure out your next steps.

At Dysart Willis, we are in pursuit of the truth. We work with students and families to make sure there is strong support to help minimize the impact of these allegations.

Full-Service Defense Representation For Students

The climate on college campuses has changed drastically. As a result, we have seen far more student disciplinary actions, which can carry severe consequences, including suspension or expulsion even if no criminal charges are brought. Any full or part-time student is subject to their College or University’s Student Code of Conduct, which includes violations of Title IX. Charges can arise from behavior on-campus or off-campus, and the charge can be brought by another student or even by a non-student.

For the students involved in Student Code of Conduct and Title IX proceedings, the evidence against them is often tenuous at best. Every school handles these investigations and hearings in their own way, and we have the experience to know the ins and out, regardless of which school you attend.

Know Your Rights for Legal Representation

Private and public universities each have policies on the level of involvement of an attorney advocate in the investigation and/or hearing. For Title IX investigations and hearings, federal law requires that Universities allow attorney advocates to attend hearings.

The rules, procedures, and standards used to decide your fate depend on your college. You always have the right to hire an attorney to guide you through this complicated process. Work with the skilled legal team at Dysart Willis to understand your options, your risk, and your best path forward.

We Have Experience with North Carolina Colleges

Our lawyers have worked with clients on a number of campuses in North Carolina. As such, our team is familiar with the procedures used in many North Carolina schools, including:

  • University of North Carolina Chapel Hill
  • University of North Carolina Greensboro
  • University of North Carolina Wilmington
  • University of North Carolina Asheville
  • North Carolina State University
  • Wake Forest University
  • East Carolina University
  • Duke University
  • Davidson College
  • Appalachian State University
  • Campbell University
  • North Carolina Central University
  • Shaw University

We know how to tailor our representation to help you navigate the rules of your specific college or university to reach the best possible outcome.

Straightforward Guidance

Universities have enormous power. If there is a disruption in your educational experience through a suspension or expulsion, you may find it difficult or impossible to continue your education. Student disciplinary hearings can change the course of your life.

Regardless of which College or University you attend, you have rights. Dysart Willis can help you navigate the process from start to finish. With our expertise and guidance, you will be prepared for the kinds of questions that may be asked in an interview or hearing, know who else will be in the room, understand your rights, and have a familiarity with the policies of your University and what is at stake.

The sooner you contact us, the sooner we can begin crafting an effective defense strategy for your unique case.

Contact Us Today

At Dysart Willis, our skilled criminal defense attorneys help students in difficult situations. Our full-service law firm handles everything from traffic violations to complex state and federal criminal defense. If you have been accused of a crime, we will defend you in court, as well as in any disciplinary actions taken by your college or university. This includes Title IX hearings concerning rape, stalking, relationship violence, or other sexual misconduct allegations.

Have questions? If you are a student and you are facing violations for alleged sexual misconduct, alcohol or drug use, theft, or other violations of your school’s Code of Conduct, you need legal support. Contact us online or call 919-747-8380 today to get started.