As a student accused of a Title IX violation, your academic and professional future are on the line. Being accused of a Title IX Violation is serious business.
Many students and parents do not fully understand the consequences of not properly defending a Title IX accusation until it is too late. These consequences can be immediate and long term.
The expected sanction for a student found responsible for sexual assault or a sexual misconduct violation is a suspension or expulsion. Furthermore, the Title IX finding and sanction will be noted on the students’ disciplinary record making it difficult for the student to potentially transfer to another school or program. Some schools will even go as far to include the Title IX finding and sanction on the students’ academic record. This can pose a long-term serious consequence for the student when they begin their search for future employment.
Many Title IX violations may sound more like criminal charges. However, it is important to understand that if you have been accused of a Title IX violation, you will not have the same procedural, investigative and constitutional rights one is given if charged with a criminal offense. Your school will follow their own set of procedural, investigative and hearing guidelines. Furthermore, unlike criminal charges that could take years to fully prosecute, the U.S. Department Office of Education for Civil Rights recommends your school’s Title IX department complete their investigations, hearings and have the matter resolved within 60 days.
Schools and Universities are subject to strict federal guidelines along with the harsh judgement of public opinion. Schools, Colleges, and Universities do not want to be viewed as creating a culture of leniency when it comes to sexual assault or other forms of sexual misconduct occurring on their campuses. Due to this fact, most schools, and Universities, like Auburn University, will take an aggressive stance when it comes to sexual assault or sexual misconduct allegations against students.
The aggressive stance many schools take regarding sexual assault or sexual misconduct has led many students, particularly male students who have been accused, to be presumed guilty without proper investigations and proceedings.
The stakes are high.
If you have been accused of a Title IX violation, it is extremely imperative that you procure an advisor or a qualified Title IX attorney immediately to mount the strongest possible defense to protect both your academic and professional future. Call Title IX Attorney Trip Walton, “the Fighter”, today.