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What is a student defense attorney?

On Behalf of | Aug 17, 2018

College is the most popular path towards a great career. Students invest huge amounts of money to achieve their dreams of being the best in their fields. However, what most students don’t know is that things can go wrong during this journey. Accusations of cheating, plagiarism, collaboration, and other honor code violations can ruin this dream. A defense attorney for students works to protect these dreams. Here’s how:

Defending Honor Code Violations

Students who are accused of violating the academic integrity policy can face severe punishment from their universities. A student defense attorney will work with the student to fight these charges. Creating a solid defense is important to protecting your investment in an education.

Preparing and Attending an Honor Code Committee hearing

A lawyer for university students can prepare a student for success during an academic integrity hearing. This involves preparation of statements, questions, witnesses, and evidence. They may also attend the hearing with a student as an adviser.

Writing Student Appeals

If you were found guilty of an honor code charge, an attorney for students can write your appeal of the university sanctions. There are often limited appeal categories and a lawyer experienced with student appeals can work to achieve the best outcome possible for a student.

Can you help me fight an honor code violation?

Yes. I help students all over the country defend against academic integrity and honor code violations. I assist students using my nearly twenty years as an attorney combined with a specialized knowledge of the university disciplinary process to help students achieve positive results.

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Richard Asselta is an award-winning attorney who defends students facing Honor Code, academic integrity, and code of conduct violations. Call today to avoid suspension or expulsion from your university. Click here to read what clients are saying about Richard on AVVO, an attorney review website.