Title IX Sexual Misconduct Cases
Criminal Defense in Charlotte, NC
Title IX proceedings refer to a college or university’s process for handling sexual assault complaints. Title IX proceedings are completely separate and different from criminal proceedings. Colleges have Title IX investigators who interview witnesses, write reports, and make recommendations. Students are usually permitted to have an advocate represent him or her throughout the entire process, which is where the attorneys at Fialko Law can help. An investigation may end up in a hearing, where each student can have the advocate present to ask questions to witnesses and make arguments to the hearing officer. Recently, Chris Fialko represented a student in two-day long hearing, where the student was ultimately found not responsible of misconduct.
If you are the subject of a Title IX complaint, you should contact an attorney immediately. Not only could the university investigation jeopardize your education and your future career, it could also put you at risk of facing charges in criminal court. You need an attorney who is experienced in handling both criminal sexual misconduct cases, as well as university Title IX proceedings. At our firm, we have handled Title IX cases at various universities, such as UNC-Charlotte, Davidson College, and Johnson C. Smith University. Call us for a free consultation.
Read more about Title IX proceedings in Taylor’s blog post here.