Title IX Defense for College Students
When you went to college, you were excited about all the possibilities that were in your future. You could study a subject you loved, make friends, build connections, and prepare for your dream career. Now, however, all that is being taken away from you because you’ve been charged with a crime that allegedly happened at your school.
Now is the time to get a California Title 9 defense attorney on your side. These accusations – along with criminal charges and convictions – can completely derail your future and damage your reputation. It’s not worth it to risk everything.
Learn more about Title IX, and then contact California Title IX defense attorney Chris J. Bou Saeed of CBS Law for help today.
What Is Title IX?
Title IX came about through the Education Amendment Act of 1972. It’s a federal law that prohibits against discrimination based on a student’s gender. While it’s supposed to give students who have been allegedly sexually harassed or assaulted the chance to sue their school for misconduct, it has been weaponized.
If one student accuses another of sexual harassment or assault, the school may initiate an internal Title IX investigation as well as a disciplinary hearing and deem the defendant guilty. This is not fair and not in compliance with proper legal proceedings. But sadly, it happens because of pressure from activists and the media and the current social climate in the United States.
Students could be faced with criminal charges, along with:
- Loss of financial aid
- Loss of academic or athletic scholarships
- Impacting their ability to get into graduate school
- Engaging in unlicensed activity
- Impacting their ability to get a job
Of course, there is also harm to their character – which could also hurt their career prospects and follow them for years to come.
When dealing with charges, it’s critical for students to get in touch with a California Title 9 defense attorney immediately. Sometimes, colleges will say that you don’t need to get an attorney. Perhaps you feel protected because you aren’t guilty at all. Maybe your school has student advocates, and you feel that they could help you. If you are dealing with criminal charges, you might think of using a public defender instead of hiring an attorney of your own.
These charges carry a lot of weight, and you don’t want to hesitate to find your own representation – no matter what your college is telling you. An attorney is an investment in your future, which is something you don’t want to mess around with. There is just too much on the line.
“Chris understands his clients come to him with feelings of fear and uncertainty regarding their legal matters. Chris’ approach to representation emphasizes empathy, compassion, communication, and consensus. With Chris, you are always in the driver’s seat – he’ll just help you get there.” – K.M. – Los Angeles
What Does a California Title 9 Defense Attorney Do?
A California Title 9 defense attorney will be on you side throughout the investigation into your misconduct and help you understand the charges and consequences you’re facing. They will let you know your rights, be there for the investigation and hearings, ensure you have your full due process rights, and defend you against the allegations.
If you are contending with criminal charges as well, then your defense attorney can guide you on what to do. They will help you with gathering evidence and advise you on how to act in a court of law. No matter what, your defense attorney will fight to keep you in school and keep your reputation and future intact.
When looking for a California Title IX Defense Attorney, find one who has years of experience navigating the college system. They will know exactly what you are going through and how to handle your school’s disciplinary process. Make sure you research their prior case results to ensure they have been successful in the past.
Charges You Could Be Facing
Title IX charges you may be dealing with include:
- Sexual harassment
- Sexual assault
- Sexual battery
- Sexual coercion
All of these crimes are serious, and could also be coupled with criminal charges. If convicted, you could be sent behind bars, have to pay fines, and be forced to register as a sex offender. A California Title IX Defense Attorney will not only help you with issues at your school – they can defend you against criminal charges also. They may work out a plea bargain, which involves pleading guilty or no contest in exchange for reduced charges, or go to court to fight for your innocence. If necessary, they will appeal your conviction all the way.
What About Academic Misconduct?
Keep in mind that while Title IX applies to cases dealing with sex crimes, schools may also fail to give students accused of academic misconduct with due process.
A student could be unfairly accused of things like:
- Lying to professors and staff
- Providing false information on your applications and financial aid documents
- Inventing research
- Citing fake data
An attorney can help with these types of cases, too. They will be present at the investigations and hearings and assist you when it comes to your defense strategy. While you may be worried, with a defense attorney on your side, you will have someone in your corner – especially at a time when your parents, other students, and college administrators do not believe you. All you need to do is reach out to a defense attorney for assistance.
Contact California Title IX Defense Attorney CBS Law
If you are being charged with a Title IX violation at your college, then it’s time to get in touch with a California Title IX defense attorney, who will defend you and work hard on your behalf. That’s CBS Law.
Want to learn more about what attorney Chris J. Bou Saeed of CBS Law can do for you? Then contact us for your free 60-minute consultation by calling (213) 800-8005 or getting in touch on our website. CBS Law is here for you 24/7, and we’ll work hard on your case to ensure justice is served. We are looking forward to helping you with your Title IX defense charges in California.
“When you’re accused of something you didn’t do, the thought of losing everything can be overwhelming. My job isn’t to walk you through the process, my job is to get your life back.”
Christopher J. Bou Saeed Founding Attorney of CBS Law