Violation of University Code of Conduct Defense
The attorneys at Lindsey & Ferry, P.A., stand ready to represent students facing disciplinary action at universities and colleges throughout Florida. Our school expulsion lawyers are experienced in defending college and university students facing code of conduct violations. Common violations that can result in expulsion from colleges or universities that we have helped clients with include: hazing, cheating, forgery, plagiarism, fighting, battery, assault, theft, drug possession, sexual harassment, possession of firearms, and disruption of classes.
Facing a disciplinary process without adequate representation can lead to irreparable damage to your a student’s academic career and future professional career. It is imperative to call an experienced attorney immediately upon receiving notice of the disciplinary action from the school. Our attorneys will work with you to help ensure that the student receives all the rights afforded to him or her by the law, and present the best possible defenses to the allegations. Every school enacts its own code of conduct and develops its own process for dealing with allegations of misconduct. Each school may have different standards to determine what conduct should result in expulsion. It is important to hire a lawyer with experience dealing with college and university expulsion cases to properly advise you about the process that you will be facing.
Students facing code of conduct violations at public universities in Florida are not allowed to be “defended” by a lawyer during the hearings. Instead, the students are expected to speak for and defend themselves during the hearings. It is vital to hire attorneys with the skills and experience necessary to serve as your advisor during the process. Our attorneys will prepare the student for the challenges that come with presenting his or her own defense. We will work with you to perfect the student’s arguments, presentation, and persuasive abilities prior to the hearing. We also sit at our clients’ sides during the hearings to advise them as to each question asked and topic broached. Your student’s education is too important to risk going into a code of conduct violation hearing alone.
Our attorneys at Lindsey & Ferry, P.A., frequently represent students, professors, and other faculty members at universities and colleges throughout Central Florida. Our attorneys have helped countless students and professors accused of misconduct. We stand ready to help students and professors at the University of Central Florida, the University of South Florida, Rollins College, Stetson University, Valencia State College, Seminole State College, Barry University School of Law, Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University School of Law, and any other institution of high learning in the Central Florida area.
If you or your child/student have been accused of misconduct by your college or university, it is extremely important that you immediately contact an attorney. You will want to consult with a lawyer even before you meet with school officials or give any statements. The earlier you retain counsel, the greater your chances will be at successfully defending against the allegations made against your student. At Lindsey & Ferry, P.A., we stand ready to advise you in all aspects of your code of conduct defense, and to be at your side during all stages of the process.