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Albany Accused Student Defense Lawyers

Albany Accused Student Defense Lawyers

Experienced Representation in Disciplinary Matters & Criminal Charges

Navigating the college or university landscape can be a journey of self-discovery and intellectual growth for students. However, this journey can be abruptly disrupted by allegations of student misconduct. Accusations can range from academic dishonesty, such as plagiarism or cheating, to more severe charges, like sexual harassment or assault under Title IX.

These allegations carry weighty consequences that can impact a student's academic standing, reputation, and future career. At E. Stewart Jones Hacker Murphy, we understand the gravity of these situations and are committed to providing robust legal defense for students facing such challenging circumstances.

Discuss your case with an Albany college student defense attorney in a confidential consultation. Request an appointment by contacting us online or at (518) 284-3183.

Defending Students in the Albany, NY Region

Our highly respected legal team at E. Stewart Jones Hacker Murphy provides advice, guidance, and representation for students at the following institutions in the Albany region:

  • Siena College
  • State University of New York at Albany
  • Russell Sage College
  • The College of Saint Rose

As a student at any of the above schools, you may face accusations of violations against your school’s code of conduct. These can lead to disciplinary hearings under Title IX as well as criminal or civil charges filed separately that can seriously impact your reputation, future, and freedom.

Our team is here to give you the comprehensive and unwavering defense you need in the face of such proceedings.

Title IX Proceedings & Student Misconduct

Title IX of the Education Amendments Act of 1972 is a federal law that prohibits discrimination based on sex in any federally funded education program or activity. It often comes into play in cases involving allegations of sexual misconduct on college and university campuses.

These cases are not criminal prosecutions but administrative proceedings conducted by the institution to determine if a student has violated the school's code of conduct.

The consequences of Title IX violations or other disciplinary hearings involving student misconduct can carry severe penalties.

These can include:

  • Suspension or expulsion from the institution
  • A permanent record of the misconduct that can impact future employment opportunities
  • The potential for civil or criminal charges to be filed separately

These consequences make it essential to mount a vigorous defense.

Types of Student Misconduct

Students may face accusations of various types of misconduct, including but not limited to sexual harassment or assault, drug or alcohol violations, plagiarism or other forms of academic dishonesty, bullying or hazing, or property damage or theft.

How E. Stewart Jones Hacker Murphy Can Help

Our firm has a long history of successfully defending students in these complex cases. Whether you are facing your school's unique disciplinary hearing procedure under Title IX or associated criminal or civil charges, we will delve into all aspects of the allegations to uncover and gather evidence and identify inconsistencies in the case against you.

We can represent you in hearings, presenting a compelling defense and challenging the other side. We can also work to negotiate a satisfactory resolution, aiming to minimize the impact on your academic and personal life.

Call us at (518) 284-3183 for experienced legal help today. 

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  • If I hire an attorney but do not want to go to trial, can I settle?
    In the course of preparing a case for trial, your personal injury attorney will work with the defense attorneys and insurance companies in an effort to secure a fair settlement for you and your family. The final decision to accept an offer of settlement or go to trial is yours alone to make.
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    1. Do not discuss your situation with anyone except your attorney.

    2. Unless your attorney says otherwise, do not discuss your case with law enforcement.

    3. Request to have your attorney present if you are to be put in a lineup or subjected to testing.

    4. Remain calm and courteous. Allow your attorney to speak for you to ensure that your rights are protected and you are given all the benefits afforded to you under the law.
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  • What is the difference between criminal procedure and civil procedure?
    When a crime has been committed, action is taken by a government agency against the person, persons, organization or other entity that violated the law. The first purpose of a criminal prosecution is punishment, which frequently consists of a fine or jail time. In a civil matter, the dispute is between two or more individuals or entities. The first purpose of a civil prosecution is obtaining compensation for the wronged person or entity. Settlement in a civil matter is generally an award of a money judgment. A criminal sentence is not imposed in a civil matter.
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