The Castro CLAN team is ready to provide you with an experienced Education Attorney that will assist you in defending allegations in administrative hearings, appeals, and when necessary, the Courts. Call us today (347) 762-6334 for a consultation. We are available to service students facing University Discipline in all of the United States of America.
If you are a student accused of a crime or offense involving sexual misconduct, assault, invasion of sexual privacy or any other charge, CONTACT A LAWYER IMMEDIATELY!
I cannot tell you how many times students or their parents call in after a disciplinary hearing, looking for help with an appeal. Even when you are completely innocent, LAWYER UP ASAP!
You will be surprised about how savvy investigators can convince innocent people to confess or incriminate themselves during questioning. YOU DO NOT HAVE TO ANSWER QUESTIONS and IT WILL NOT MAKE YOU LOOK GUILTY, IF YOU ASK FOR A LAWYER!
While many Universities do not allow attorneys to represent you like they would in a criminal court, most schools allow students subject to disciplinary charges to consult an attorney and allow attorneys to advise students during hearings and on appeal.
You should also realize that many schools do not have the same standard of proof required to find you guilty of charges. Unlike the criminal courts that require proof beyond a reasonable doubt, disciplinary hearings at universities often require only a proponderance of the evidence (or more than a 50/50 chance that your guilty) to convict you.
With these lower standards, it is imperative that you have an experienced education attorney advise you on the procedural, investigative, and evidentiary processes. While most schools have different rules and requirements, an experienced attorney knows what mistakes to look for when it comes to the due process procedures put in place, how to conduct an investigation, and strategies to downplay negative evidence and argue that more weight be given to supportive evidence.
WHILE IT MAY SEEM LIKE YOUR SCHOOL IS TRYING TO BE FAIR, your school has a bigger interest in protecting itself from liability. The US Dept. of Education has mandated that schools take matters of sexual harassment and assault very seriously under threat of losing all federal funding. Meaning, if schools do not address allegations of sexual misconduct aggressively, the school can be sued and the Feds can start an expensive and embarrassing investigation that no University wants to deal with. Oftentimes, administrators can take this out of proportion and innocents can be accused and convicted easily.
THIS IS YOUR FUTURE ON THE LINE... hire an attorney who cares.
Serving in the Federal District Courts, Second Circuit Court of Appeals, New York Supreme Courts in Manhattan, the Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens, Nassau, Westchester, Broome and Onondaga Counties, as well as the Appellate Division First, Second, Third, & Fourth Departments for Complex Litigation, Appeals, & Negotiation.
We are available to meet in Manhattan and Syracuse, New York. If you would like to meet outside of these areas, please contact us and we can arrange for a meeting place to discuss your matter.
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