College gives the promise of success in the future. By getting a degree, you can land that dream job. But what happens when your university tries to expel you from school? Can you fight back? Read on for advice from a college expulsion attorney.
I think I am going to be expelled from college, how will I know?
In college, students are rarely notified that expulsion is what the college would be seeking. Students are often left in the dark when it comes to disciplinary punishment. Unless a student has been in trouble before, most times the school will just send an email or mailed letter stating that a student has committed a disciplinary violation that could result in an expulsion from school. At this point, the school will tell a student the time frames that they have to either fight the expulsion or accept the consequence.
How can I fight expulsion from college?
Any time a university decides to expel a student, a hearing must happen. The college expulsion hearing is where the student will get the chance to state what happened from their point of view. This is when the student presents their defense. It is very important for the student to make the best expulsion defense presentation to avoid being expelled from school.
Will the university get to present any evidence at the student expulsion hearing?
Yes. The university will get the opportunity to present evidence just like the student did. The college will show evidence that they feel validates the student expulsion.
What evidence should I use at the expulsion hearing?
The defense strategy is unique to the disciplinary violation and the evidence against a student. When I prepare a student for an expulsion hearing, I spend hours in preparation with them. I draft emails to obtain records and evidence, evaluate witness statements and questions, help the student fight to include or exclude evidence, and even write statements for the student to use in the expulsion hearing.
If I get expelled, can I ever go back to the university?
No. Expulsion is permanent, and students are not allowed to return once expelled. Students are, however, given a chance to appeal the expulsion from college. Be mindful though, it is difficult to appeal. Colleges limit the issues a student can argue. This is the reason I always recommend a student involve a lawyer early on who handles school expulsions. If you lose an expulsion hearing though, you should always appeal. No exceptions – even if it may seem hopeless. Take every chance you get to put your education back on track.
Hire an experienced college expulsion attorney immediately
The college expulsion procedure is a time limited process. This means that it is fast moving, and dates are often imposed quickly. An experienced college expulsion lawyer will be able to work with the student to give them the best possible chance of success.
Bring an experienced education lawyer to the expulsion hearing
Schools may be more agreeable to reducing a disciplinary sentence if an attorney is with a student. An experienced college expulsion attorney can help you craft the best defense possible, make sure that that the school follows policy and procedure, and even negotiate on the student’s behalf.
Can you help all students facing expulsion from school?
Yes. I help students all over the country from California to New York , and everywhere in between prepare for school disciplinary hearings. Give me a call today and let’s work together to keep you in school and finish your degree. Richard Asselta is an award-winning attorney for college students who handles all college issues and offers student defense adviser services throughout the United States. He is experienced in defending all types of college issues including expulsion from college. Call Asselta Law today for a free consultation and get your education back on track. (855) 338-5299 Click here to read what clients are saying about Richard Asselta on AVVO, a lawyer review website.