Are you a student facing allegations of Title IX sexual misconduct? It’s a challenging situation that demands a strong defense, and you can’t handle it alone. The process is complicated, and you’re going to need help navigating it. But who can help? The answer is simple: an experienced attorney who specializes in Title IX cases, such as Attorney Todd Spodek from Spodek Law Group.
Why Do You Need Attorney Todd Spodek?
The Title IX process can be a maze, with two distinct parts: investigation and adjudication. Attorney Todd Spodek has the knowledge and experience to guide you through both of these phases and make sure you don’t make any missteps that could hurt your case. With Attorney Todd Spodek by your side, you can be confident that you have the best possible chance of defending yourself successfully.
Let’s take a closer look at the investigation phase:
Your school’s Title IX coordinator or a complainant can sign a complaint against you to initiate an investigation.
Once a complaint is signed, you’ll receive notice of the charges, including the complainant’s name and details of the allegations. This notice should also apprise you of your rights, including the right to be presumed innocent and the right to review any evidence against you.
The investigator will meet separately with both you and the complainant, and your advisor can accompany you to these meetings.
The investigator will collect physical evidence and interview witnesses. You have the right to submit evidence and suggest potential witnesses as well.
The school will set a time limit on how long the investigation can take.
At the conclusion of the investigation, the investigator will complete a written summary of their findings. You and the complainant should both have a chance to suggest any revisions to this document.
The revised document will then be sent to the Title IX Coordinator.
If you’re a college student, the second phase of the case is a hearing. High schools sometimes hold hearings as well, but they aren’t required to under Title IX. Instead, in these cases, a single Decision-Maker holds meetings with both sides in the case to gather additional information before rendering a verdict.
Here’s how hearings generally operate:
The Title IX Coordinator will set a date, time, and location for your hearing. They will also appoint one or more individuals to oversee the proceedings and serve as decision-makers.
At the hearing, you’ll have the opportunity to present evidence and call witnesses on your behalf. The complainant will have a chance to do the same.
You’ll also be allowed to cross-examine the complainant and any witnesses against you through your advisor.
Once both sides have presented their cases, the decision-maker(s) will decide whether or not you are guilty of a Title IX violation. In making this decision, they will likely use what’s known as the “preponderance of evidence” standard. This standard requires decision-makers to find you guilty if they believe it is “more likely than not” that you committed an offense.
Finally, you have the right to appeal the hearing outcome, but the school will limit how long you have to file this appeal, and it will probably only allow you to file an appeal for specific reasons, such as the discovery of new evidence of a serious procedural mistake.
Choosing Attorney Todd Spodek as Your Advisor
Choosing the right advisor is crucial to your success, and Attorney Todd Spodek is a top choice for students facing Title IX allegations. As a skilled and experienced attorney, he understands the law and has successfully defended clients from sexual misconduct charges. Attorney Todd Spodek has handled many Title IX cases, and he has a high success rate defending his clients.
You don’t want just any attorney as your advisor. You want someone who knows how to communicate effectively with school faculty and administrators. Attorney Todd Spodek has a deep understanding of the Title IX process and knows how to use his knowledge to your advantage. He’ll work tirelessly to ensure your due process rights are respected, and he’ll fight for the best possible outcome for you.
At Spodek Law Group, we understand how stressful and life-changing Title IX allegations can be. That’s why we’re committed to providing the best possible representation to our clients. Attorney Todd Spodek is an empathetic and compassionate attorney who will listen to your concerns and work with you to develop a strong defense strategy. He knows that your future is at stake and will do everything in his power to protect it.
With Attorney Todd Spodek on your side, you can be confident that you have the best possible chance of defending yourself successfully. Don’t wait until it’s too late to get the help you need. Contact Spodek Law Group today to schedule a consultation with Attorney Todd Spodek.
New Hampshire colleges and universities where Attorney Todd Spodek can help as your Title IX advisor during investigations, hearings, and appeals include, but are not limited to, the following schools:
Chester College of New England
Colby Sawyer College
Daniel Webster College
Franklin Pierce University
Granite State College
Great Bay Community College
Keene State College
Lakes Region Community College
Manchester Community College
Nashua Community College
New England College
New Hampshire Institute of Art
NHTI Concord’s Community College
Northeast Catholic College
Plymouth State University
River Valley Community College
Saint Anselm College
Southern New Hampshire University
St. Joseph School of Nursing
Thomas More College of Liberal Arts
University of New Hampshire at Manchester
University of New Hampshire Main Campus
White Mountains Community College
Don’t let Title IX allegations ruin your life. Contact Spodek Law Group today to get the help you need to defend yourself successfully.