The allegations against your child have the potential to be devastating on their future. The discipline processes at colleges and universities are not the same as the court systems. Your child will not be given the same rights as they would in court, and there are no impartial judges to ensure proceedings are fair.
Often times, lawyers are not allowed to participate in the proceedings. What this means is students and administrators act as a judge and jury with no judicial or investigative experience. We will ensure that your child is adequately prepared for their hearing.
Students often fail to recognize the seriousness of the allegations against them. They also fail to acknowledge that campus administration and law enforcement is not their friend. We understand that you are in disbelief that the university has turned their back on your child.
We have also discovered that parents and others advocating on behalf of the student are either too passive or too adversarial with the allegations against their child. The best thing you can do is contact an attorney experienced with university conduct codes.
Steps You Should Take
When a student is being investigated by their university, they assume the allegations against them are minor, and they will go about their normal lives. As a parent, there are some steps you can take to protect your child.
What should you do first?
- Cut off all communication such as texting, phone calls and social media use by the student with potential witnesses about the allegation. This can include classmates, friends, teachers significant others and advisors.
- Find out what happened in chronological order.
- Have a prepared defense strategy for future interaction the student has with their university or the police.
- Contact the Joslyn Law Firm as soon as possible. We will ensure your child’s rights are protected, and we will aggressively fight to achieve the best possible outcome for their situation.
Weighing the Cost of an Attorney
By visiting this webpage, you already understand the seriousness of the allegations against your child, and you are probably considering the cost of hiring an attorney at the Joslyn Law Firm. The future of your child’s education is priceless, and the allegations against them have the potential to impact their reputation and future plans.
You can schedule a free case consultation with us by calling (614) 444-1900 or submitting your information in the online contact form.
Attorney fees are dependent on the case and what is needed from us. We will explain ahead of time what the anticipated expenses will be so you can plan and decide on the best tactic. The Joslyn Law Firm knows that college is expensive and we will work with you to find a defense cost that is suitable for you.
Defense Attorney for University Disciplinary Hearings in Columbus, OH
A case consultation cost nothing. To schedule a time to speak with an attorney at Joslyn Law Firm, call (614) 444-1900 or submit your information in the online contact form. We understand the impact this could have on your child’s future, and we vow to protect their rights.
The attorneys at Joslyn Law Firm are experienced with university disciplinary hearings. We will sit with you and find the best legal option available for the situation. Don’t delay. Time is of the essence when it comes to building a defense.
The Joslyn Law Firm represent clients in counties across central Ohio that include Franklin County, Delaware County, Union County, Madison County, Pickaway County, Fairfield County and Licking County.