Charged with a Code of Conduct or Disciplinary Violation at a College or University in Maine? Here’s What You Need to Know
If you find yourself charged with a code of conduct or disciplinary violation as a student or parent of a student, it is important that you take it seriously. Contrary to what some schools may say about it being an educational opportunity, such cases can have devastating consequences on both academic and professional goals including employment opportunities, internships, and graduate school. Therefore it is critical that you take the necessary precautions before discussing your situation.
No matter who informs you of these allegations – be it the Office of Student Conduct, athletic coach, campus police or professor – refrain from discussing the case before seeking legal advice. It is vital to understand how the school conducts their investigation and examines such claims. Familiarize yourself with your institution’s policies and procedures for their investigations. Schools will always conduct an investigation whether they decide if responsibility lies solely on investigation reports or through hearings.
It’s time to tell your version of events having defined clearly what allegations are against you. It is essential to give support for them with relevant evidence, witness testimony and other information based on circumstances provided. For institutions opting towards an adjudicating board hearing processes, delivering compelling opening statements and closing statements would be crucial.
Furthermore, students must consider that universities often do not safeguard the rights an accused in such situations so ensuring a fair process from start to finish is essential for the best outcome possible. Failing to investigate into one’s defense effectively can result in appeal proceedings being required after unfavorable outcomes become apparent; therefore involving attorneys well-experienced in disciplinary procedures before cases commence are strongly advisable.
Todd Spodek has supported numerous individuals undergoing disciplinary charges at several prestigious colleges including but not excluding Bates College, Colby College, Southern Maine Community College through his incomparable experience advocating for client rights throughout prosecution to verdict within Maine regionally and the United States at large. Todd Spodek, licensed in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and New York and often admitted as an attorney pro hac vice (when necessary for out-of-state clients) , serves as a dedicated code of conduct disciplinary advisor for students encountering similar issues within Maine and all over the country.
If you or someone you know experiences these difficult circumstances, it is vital that their interests are well protected. Contact National Student Defense Attorney Todd Spodek and the Spodek Law Group today at 212-300-5196 to safeguard yours or your student’s future academic achievement.
Colleges and Universities in Maine where Todd Spodek Can Assist You
The following Maine-based schools can be assisted by Todd Spodek if having issues with code of conduct or disciplinary violations:
|Bates College||Bowdoin College||Central Maine Community College||Colby College|
|Purchase StreetLewiston, ME 04240-6028||255 Maine StreetBrunswick, ME 04011-8467-||1250 Turner St Auburn ME 04210||4000 Mayflower Hill Waterville ME 04901-8848|
|College of the Atlantic||College of the Atlanticarn Academy Northern New England||Eastern Maine Community College||Husson University|
|105 Eden St Bar Harbor, ME 04609-1198||11 Ocean St South Portland, ME 04106||354 Hogan Rd Bangor ME 04401-4315||1 College Circle Bangor ME 04401-2929|
|Kaplan University Maine Campus||Kennebec Valley Community College||Landing School of Boat Building and Design||Maine College of Art|
|265 Western Ave S Portland, ME 04106-2415-||92 Western Ave Fairfield ME 04937-1367-||286 River Rd Arundel, ME 04046-4225 –|
|Maine Maritime Academy||<<<<<<< HEAD Saint Joseph's College of Maine <<<<<<< HEAD Southern Maine Community College ======= <<<<<<< HEAD Northern Maine Community College ======= Maine Maritime Academy <<<<<< HEAD||Maine Maritime Academy||Saint Joseph’s College of Maine||Southern Maine Community College||Thomas College|
|Pleasant Hill Rd Castine ME 04420-0001 – <<<<<<< HEAD Northern Maine Community College,Mars Hill ME 04758-4400||278 Whites Bridge Road Standish, ME 04084-5263 –
||2 Fort RoadSouth Portland, ME 04106-
||180 W River Rd Waterville, ME 04901-5097 –|