School Administrative Hearings
Why face school discipline alone when you can get support and advice from Attorney Michael L. Fell?
Have you been accused of committing a crime or otherwise violating your college’s code of conduct? Has your school alleged that you have violated Title IX? Unfortunately, you can’t necessarily trust school officials to respect your rights. School administrative hearings are often conducted without allowing the student a fair opportunity to defend themselves, and in some cases it even seems like the administrators have already made up their mind about the student’s guilt before the hearing begins.
Stand Up for Your Rights with Help from Attorney Michael L. Fell
The best way to make sure you receive the fair and impartial hearing you deserve is to hire an experienced college student defense attorney to assist you. Depending on the procedures in place at your school (and the severity of the allegations against you), Attorney Fell may or may not be permitted to speak at the hearing or even enter the room with you.
But, he can still help by preparing you for the hearing. This will include:
- Reviewing the accusation and/or evidence against you
- Collecting evidence for your defense
- Helping you prepare your testimony so you can tell your side of the story
- Advising you on how to present yourself and conduct yourself at the hearing
- Providing his honest opinion as to the advisability of admitting guilt in exchange for more lenient discipline
You can count on Attorney Fell to do everything in his power to help you bring your case to a fast and favorable conclusion and hopefully prevent you from being suspended or expelled unfairly.
He has helped guide many college and graduate school students through emotionally charged hearings and he can help you too.
Need Criminal Defense Representation Too?
If your school disciplinary hearing stems from an arrest or criminal charge, you may also find yourself in need of representation in criminal court. Michael L. Fell can assist with this aspect of your case as well. It is very important that every student realizes that what is said in the school hearing can be used in the criminal case. The evidence gathered in support of your criminal defense can also be used in your school administrative hearing, and in both forums Attorney Fell’s expertise in “creative sentencing” can be used to your advantage when a plea deal is advisable.
Call Now to Learn More
If you have questions about representation for school administrative hearings, please call us at (949) 585-9055 now.