The Legal Counsel You Need When Accused Of Violating School Rules Or Title IX
If you are a student or the parent or guardian of a student who has been charged with a violation of school policies that may result in campus discipline and/or criminal charges, it is important to have strong representation. Our team at Elkins, Auer, Rudof, & Schiff, LLC, has significant experience defending and advocating for students in these challenging and stressful situations.
Our clients include both high school and college students accused of Title IX violations of sexual harassment (i.e. sexual harassment or sexual assault) and other wrongdoings such as vandalism, assault, theft and underage drinking. When appropriate, our attorneys also work closely with parents and guardians, who are naturally concerned about their students’ legal status and futures.
Consequences Of Disciplinary Cases
If a student is found to have committed such a violation of school rules or the law, the student may face severe, harmful consequences including:
- Disqualification from sports teams
- Loss of athletic and academic scholarships and other financial aid
- Suspension from classes for several days or longer
- Expulsion from campus housing
- A tarnished school record that may affect current and future employability
- Expulsion from school
- Criminal charges and conviction
How An Advocate Can Safeguard Your Future
A lawyer on your side can protect your rights, advise you on important decisions, and advocate for you throughout the course of an investigation or discipline process. A lawyer can also act as your spokesperson with the school or if media attention develops. A lawyer can help you fight expulsion from team sports, classes and campus housing as well as transcript troubles and other complications.
From our law offices in Northampton, Massachusetts, we advise area high school students, as well as college and university students at Smith College, Mount Holyoke College, Amherst College, Hampshire College, and the University of Massachusetts Amherst (UMass Amherst), and other educational institutions. We have had much success in protecting the rights and the futures of students who face possible discipline, or worse.
Our Lawyers Are Well Prepared To Stand Up For You
In addition to our years of experience, our credentials and honors include Super Lawyers and Rising Stars listings, high Avvo ratings and Lawyer of the Year accolades.
Our services to young people facing school disciplinary measures include referrals to mental health care resources and other social services as appropriate. We are here for you. Call 413-341-2131 or send an email inquiry.