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Caught with a JUUL at school? Drug possession defense tips from a student defense attorney.

I think I was improperly searched in school. Can a school just search me if they want? Schools can search a student’s backpack or belongings with a lower standard than if they were outside of school. Schools use the threshold of “reasonable suspi… Read More
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When does a college student need a lawyer?

Many students choose to attend college after high school graduation. Many see it as a direct path towards the career of their dreams. However, most students don’t realize that several things can derail this dream. Being accused of cheating, plagiar… Read More
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Can I get in trouble for posting a professor’s materials online? A defense attorney for students answers.

You took a course and thought posting your professor’s notes, labs, PowerPoints, or other assignments online could help other students. Suddenly, you receive an email from the academic integrity office. You are accused of violating the intellectual… Read More
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What happens if your college finds out you were arrested? The answer from a defense attorney for students.

You were having fun over break or during the summer and things got out of hand. You ended up getting arrested. What will happen if your university finds out? The answer from a defense attorney for college students. Will my college find out that I was… Read More
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Caught with THC or vape pen at school? Tips from student defense attorney.

What can you do if you or your child is caught vaping or with THC at school? Read on for defense tips from an attorney for students. Can I be searched at school if they think I have drugs? Conducting a search of a student’s backpack or belongings r… Read More
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Can you appeal a suspension from playing sports? The answer from a student defense lawyer.

Unsportsmanlike behavior, cheating, drug use, and more can cause students to be suspended or banned from participating in sport. These suspensions can happen from both school sponsored and private sports activities. Can you appeal a suspension from p… Read More
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What questions will I be asked at a school expulsion hearing?

For K-12 expulsion information, click here. You worked hard to get acceptance to your university. So, facing a suspension or expulsion from school is scary. Will loans start asking for repayment? Where will you live if you were in a dorm? Will anothe… Read More
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What happens when your ACT score is under investigation? A lawyer answers.

By the time you receive the letter of investigation from the ACT, an internal investigation has already happened. A review of test scores can be triggered for many reasons. It could happen because of an outside report by another test taker or statist… Read More
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What happens when your SAT score is under review? Advice from a lawyer for students.

You log into your College Board account on SAT score release day. Your heart drops, your score has been flagged and is under review. What does this mean?  It could happen because of an outside report by another test taker or statistical analysis fro… Read More
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Accused of a Title IX violation? The process explained by a defense attorney for students.

What is a Title IX violation? Title IX violations are wide ranging. Most students I assist face allegations of harassment, stalking, or non-consensual sexual behavior. What happens when a student is accused of a Title IX violation? The first step is… Read More
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