Office of Student Conduct
Get expert guidance through all your interactions with the Office of Student Conduct from Attorney Michael L. Fell.
Have you been accused of violating any of your school’s rules or regulations? Depending on the nature of your alleged offense, your school has the authority to impose strict penalties including:
- Loss of financial aid
- Denial of access to campus
- Disciplinary probation
Additionally, if your case involves a criminal offense, you could end up facing criminal penalties such as fines, probation, or even jail time.
Stand Up for Your Rights with Help from Michael L. Fell
The best way to protect yourself from any undeserved or unduly harsh penalties is to involve an experienced attorney like Michael L. Fell as early in the process as possible. Attorney Fell works regularly with the Offices of Student Conduct at many southern California universities, as well as with the local police departments that get involved with conduct violations that are also criminal offenses. As your attorney, Michael L. Fell can help you defend yourself against accusations involving:
- Academic dishonesty
- Drug & alcohol policy violations
- Title IX violations
- Misuse of computer facilities
- Other code of conduct violations
Resolve Your Case as Quickly and Advantageously As Possible
If you have been referred to the Office of Student Conduct, you will have several opportunities to work out an acceptable resolution before your case is adjudicated in a formal hearing and the University President makes their final decision, which cannot be appealed.
In order to make the most of these opportunities, it is extremely important to have a detailed understanding of the strength of the evidence in your case and the possible sanctions that could be imposed. As your attorney, Michael L. Fell can help with this effort. He will carefully review the case against you, help you gather evidence for your defense, and make sure you are prepared to tell your side of the story during your initial meeting with the Office of Student Conduct and during your hearing if necessary.
In many cases, it is actually advantageous to admit wrongdoing before your Office of Student Conduct hearing in exchange for a more lenient penalty. Attorney Fell can help you decide if this is the best course of action based on the specific circumstances of your case, and then help you negotiate for a penalty that will pose the least possible disruption to your academic career.
Get the Guidance You Need Today
At The Law Office of Michael L. Fell, we understand that being the target of an Office of Student Conduct investigation—and possibly a criminal investigation as well—can be a very frightening experience. That’s why we are here to provide immediate assistance 24/7. Call us at (949) 585-9055 now or use our online tool to set up your free initial consultation.