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Students in universities and colleges throughout California are expected to maintain high academic standards and follow their school's code of student conduct. Allegations involving sexual misconduct, academic dishonesty, or violation of the school's code of student conduct are investigated and remedied using a student conduct hearing or Title IX hearing. No matter what the specific circumstances, every single student—including those accused of misconduct—deserves proper legal representation and a chance to have their story told.

According to statistics from the Annual Security Report, UC San Diego had 13 rape crimes reported in 2017 and 18 in 2018, while UCLA dealt with 31 and 54 rape allegations in 2017 and 2018, respectively. If you are a student facing allegations of sexual misconduct, academic dishonesty, or violating the university's code of student conduct, it is crucial that you retain a highly-skilled California criminal defense attorney for guidance.

At the Law Office of Alec Rose PC, I have acquired the resources to help students at Cal-Tech, UC Davis, UCLA, University of San Diego, and other educational institutions across California defend themselves against all kinds of misconduct allegations. As an attorney with over two decades of experience, I will work to understand your unique circumstances and coach you extensively to represent yourself throughout the legal process. My firm is proud to serve individuals across Los Angeles and surrounding areas in California, including Santa Barbara, Santa Ana, San Diego, Orange County, Ventura, Anaheim, and the rest of the state.

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Types of Student Violations

Students in college and universities are expected to know and obey the school's rules, including local, state, and federal laws. Any student who violates these rules and laws will be subject to investigation and potential disciplinary action. Here are some common types of student violations:

Title IX Violation

Title IX violations—discrimination on the basis of sex—may include sexual misconduct, such as rape, sexual assault, stalking, relationship violence, sexual abuse, date rape, and other forms of sexual misconduct accusations.

Title IX hearings are used to investigate and remedy sex offense allegations involving students on campus. Title IX proceedings may be commenced once the administrative officers of the institution receive a sexual discrimination complaint by a faculty member or student against another student.

Academic Dishonesty

Academic dishonesty, also known as academic misconduct, can be described as any form of cheating that occurs with respect to a formal academic task. Some examples of academic dishonesty include plagiarism, deception, fabrication of information, cheating, and sabotage.

Violation of School Code of Conduct

A school code of conduct violation occurs when a student is suspected of having violated any of the school's codes. Once the faculty or school administration receives a report concerning a violation of the school code of conduct, a panel will be set up to review the facts of the alleged incident and investigate the matter.

Possible Penalties

Depending on the violations, the possible penalties and sanctions that may result from a student violation include, but are not limited to:

  • A letter of reprimand

  • Reduced or failing grade

  • Lost tuition

  • Disqualification for academic honors

  • Costly restitution requirements

  • Suspension for one or more quarters

  • Revocation of an awarded degree

  • Permanent exclusion from the university

  • Notation on the official transcript

  • A permanent notation on your academic record

  • Tarnished personal, academic, or professional reputation

  • A combination of any of the sanctions above

  • Possible criminal charges, depending on the offense

A knowledgeable attorney can enlighten you about the nature of your student misconduct allegations and determine a strong defense to help you move forward.

Experienced Advocacy On Your Side

Allegations of academic dishonesty or sexual misconduct are serious and could significantly affect your reputation and your future. With your education and academic record at risk, getting effective advocacy is crucial. If you have been accused of sexual misconduct, academic dishonesty, or violation of the school code of conduct, consulting with a highly-skilled student defense attorney is paramount.

If you’ve been accused of sexual misconduct or other forms of misconduct, you deserve a compassionate and effective defense. At the Alec Rose Law Office, I have devoted my career to providing outstanding legal services and advocating for the rights of students in post-secondary school institutions across California. As your legal counsel, I will educate you about what to expect throughout the legal process and offer you the comprehensive guidance you need to pursue a favorable outcome in your Title IX or student misconduct case.

Student Defense Attorney
Serving Los Angeles, California

If you're a student at the center of a Title IX investigation or misconduct allegation, contact my firm—the Law Office of Alec Rose PC—today to schedule a one-on-one case assessment. I can offer you the reliable advocacy and experienced legal counsel you need to represent yourself effectively in your disciplinary hearing. My firm is proud to serve clients in Los Angeles, Santa Barbara, Santa Ana, San Diego, Fullerton, Riverside, Ventura, San Bernardino County, and throughout California.