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Getting accused of a campus misconduct violation isn’t what any parent or student expects when he or she leaves home and attends school. Just like home or high school, colleges have rules which students must abide by in order to maintain the safety and integrity of an environment. Unlike home, if you break the rules, a college or university has the right under its policy to ask the student to leave either for a short time (suspension) or permanently (expulsion).
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Faculty Member or Graduate Student?

If you are a faculty member or graduate student who has been accused of research misconduct, learn more about how our Academic & Scientific Research Misconduct group can help.

A campus misconduct charge can threaten the professional and academic future of a student. As a student, a policy violation can affect more than your academic standing – a college discipline can affect a student’s ability to play on a sports team, receive financial aid, and even participation in ROTC or other campus leadership positions. If expelled from college, a student’s future employment will be at risk as well. A student may even find it impossible to enroll at another university or gain acceptance into a graduate school.

If you require counsel, please contact a campus student misconduct lawyer to receive legal representation. Our hard-working campus misconduct attorneys take on cases from all over the country.

Types of Student Misconduct

A student can be accused of student misconduct for many different offenses. Among the most common offenses are:

  • Academic Misconduct (plagiarism)
  • Sexual Assault Allegations
  • Alcohol and Drug Violations
  • Hazing
  • Computer Crimes (including Hacking and Security Breaches)
  • Theft
  • Fighting
  • Property Damage
  • Research Misconduct (plagiarism, fabrication, and falsification)
  • Residence Hall and Dorm Violations (including Noise Complaints and Unauthorized Visitors/Parties)

Regardless of which offense someone is accused of, a lawyer who handles cases of student misconduct on campus can discuss the best course of action to reduce or eliminate proposed punishments.

The Risk of Losing Financial Aid

Students on financial aid should pay special attention to the terms and conditions of financial aid. Financial aid and scholarships are often governed by what is informally known as “morality” clauses. A morality clause dictates that financial benefits can be revoked upon a criminal conviction. This type of clause covers any sort of financial aid a student might have, such as loans, scholarships, and grants.

Additionally, based on school policy, if a student is convicted of a criminal charge then other means of financial aid such as work-study programs will also likely be suspended. A campus student misconduct attorney can work with you to provide both counsel and advocacy to defend against these charges or mitigate the penalties.

Contact Our Office to Talk with a Campus Student Misconduct Attorney

If you are a student who has been charged with campus misconduct by your school or university, you should take immediate action. Your time to collect evidence, witness statements, and organize your defense is often limited by your institution’s policies. A campus student misconduct lawyer is key in protecting your job or enrollment as a student.

Do not allow your reputation, earning potential, and future employment be put in jeopardy without making a strong case in your defense. We have represented numerous people from across the country who are facing misconduct charges. We provide sound counseling, strategic diplomacy, and measured advocacy. If you require legal representation for your misconduct case, please contact our office as soon as possible.

Important to Know:

COVID-19: Cheating & Plagiarism

Allegations of cheating and plagiarism are skyrocketing due to virtual learning environments imposed by COVID-19. If you’ve been accused of academic misconduct during this time, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

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Enough cannot be said for how helpful KJK was ...

for me during my allegation process. Susan and Kristina were extremely knowledgeable and passionate toward my specific case. They consistently had steps of action to take in my defense and were extremely flexible when working with me. They helped prepare me, both mentally and emotionally, prior to my hearing. Thanks to their hard work, I now have my future back.”

– Successfully defended a pre-med undergraduate student for alleged cheating on a physics lab report and showed that the professor had made a critical error in basic mathematics

Susan and Kristina are great lawyers.

They helped me resolve an extremely difficult academic dishonesty accusation case against me at the university level. They had helpful ideas and were persistent in making sure my defense was the best it could be. They were creative in their way of utilizing outside resources that helped achieve a positive outcome. Good, prompt responses to my questions. I highly recommend them!