Representing College Students And Parents: Title IX Complaints/Sexual Misconduct
An allegation of sexual misconduct at a university can cause serious and lasting effects on the life of the accused. If you are the parent of a university student who has been accused of a sexual offense or student misconduct, you should know that your child’s future is at stake.
At Haberkorn & Associates, we protect the rights of university students who are facing accusations of sexual misconduct. The best time to contact us is as soon as your child has been accused. Do not wait until the university questions your child. Do not allow your child’s rights to be violated.
Take prompt, aggressive legal action right now.
Sexual Misconduct Accusations May Lead To Unfair Investigations And Hearings
Public universities are required to abide by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, which prohibits discrimination against students of universities that receive federal financial assistance. Unfortunately, students accused of sexual misconduct are not always given a fair hearing by the university. Universities often engage in unfair processes and low standard of proof that are based on the testimony of the alleged victim. We represent male students whose due process rights have been denied.
These cases are prevalent because of the Department of Education’s directive to universities. If they don’t investigate students for misconduct — whether it is on or off campus — the university may face:
- Fines of up to $35,000
- Withholding of all financial aid
- And more
Attorney Matthew Haberkorn handles complaints of sexual misconduct under Title IX at all stages. We can assist you from initiation of the investigation at the university through completion of the administrative process and potentially filing suit in the local superior courts.
If you attend any of the schools within the University of California system, Cal State schools or any private university, and you have been accused of sexual misconduct, please do not wait to contact an attorney. These are time-sensitive and extremely serious cases.
A Warning To Students And Parents
When you are first contacted regarding any sexual misconduct issue, immediately call us. Do not wait. Do not talk to the university. Do not waive your Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination. Any testimony given to the university — either written or orally — can be used against you. If the police decide to prosecute you, you have already waived your Fifth Amendment rights.
The university may say that the interview is non adversarial — or that they are just gathering facts and statements. But cooperating with the university without first speaking to an attorney could lead to very serious consequences.
What To Expect At Haberkorn & Associates
When you work with attorney Matt Haberkorn, you get 100 percent of his time and focus on your sexual misconduct case.
Our firm is available via cellphone, text, email 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
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If you are a student who has been charged with sexual misconduct at a university — or if you are the parent of a child who has been accused — please do not wait to contact us. Remember to talk to an attorney before you talk to the university or the police.
We work on a flat-fee basis.