Academic Dishonesty

Maryland Academic Dishonesty Hearings Lawyer

Legal Help with Academic Dishonesty Hearings from UMCP and Other Colleges

At the University of Maryland College Park, the Office of Student Conduct enforces student codes of conduct and academic honor codes. If a student is accused of academic dishonesty – such as plagiarism or cheating – he or she may be required to appear before the university’s Honor Council.

If you have been accused of academic dishonesty, the Law Offices of Steven M. Jacoby can advise you on the best way to proceed. I fully understand the university’s process of handling these matters.

Call my College Park law office at 301-779-5560 or 800-864-4488, or send me an email to arrange a free consultation.

Accusations of Academic Dishonesty

At the Law Offices of Steven M. Jacoby, I advise and represent UMCP students who have been accused of committing the following academic dishonesty-related offenses:

  • Plagiarism
  • Deception
  • Cheating
  • Fraud
  • Honor code violations

A student accused of academic dishonesty can face severe penalties if found guilty of the offense. Penalties can include termination from the academic program, suspension, an “academic dishonesty F,” expulsion, and other penalties.

Protecting Your Academic Career

To be found guilty of academic dishonesty can mark the end of a student’s academic career. If you or someone you love is facing these accusations, it is critical to act quickly and seek advice from someone who understands what needs to be done.

In my years of handling academic dishonesty cases, I have seen a tremendous growth in citation errors, namely in plagiarism cases. Knowing that a student could be denied the ability to complete their education on possibly mistaken allegations of academic dishonesty makes me even more passionate to help them preserve their academic career.

I am a 1971 graduate of UMCP, and am still active in campus activities. I have a personal interest in helping students who are facing criminal, student misconduct, and academic dishonesty allegations.

Contact The Law Offices of Steven M. Jacoby

For advice on how to proceed with the Student Judicial Board, please contact a lawyer or call 301-779-5560 or 800-864-4488. I offer a free initial consultation in academic dishonesty and student misconduct cases.