Judicial Board and Academic Dishonesty Hearings

College Park Academic Dishonesty Hearings Lawyer

The enforcement of student codes of conduct, academic honor codes, and residence hall regulations on college campuses is done by an administrative or student board. At the University of Maryland College Park, it is The Office of Student Conduct, which supervises the Judicial Board, Resident Life Office of Rights and Responsibilities, and the Honor Council.

All UMCP students are subject to these regulations and codes. Violations of these many rules can lead to expulsion, suspension, probation, termination of your housing contract, and failure of an academic course. Both students and their parents are chagrined by the possible serious consequences for violations of the Code of Student Conduct or the Honor Code. The process of adjudicating college disciplinary charges may be more daunting to both parents and their children than they could possibly have anticipated.

Don’t Give Up – Get Help

If you are the parent of a student, or a student who is facing disciplinary charges or an academic dishonesty charge, contact the Law Offices of Steven M. Jacoby, contact the Law Offices of Steven M. Jacoby at 301-779-5560 or 800-864-4488 to arrange a free consultation about Judicial Board hearings related to student misconduct charges or Honor Review hearings related to academic dishonesty charges.

Experienced Defense Attorney Advising Students at the University of Maryland College Park and Other Universities and Colleges

The Law Offices of Steven M. Jacoby has been competently, aggressively and successfully representing students in this highly specialized setting for nearly 25 years. I am a 1971 graduate of UMCP and am still active in campus activities. In the past, I have participated in training for the student judicial board members, as well as in Faculty Senate meetings concerning the judicial process on campus. Although I am licensed to practice law only in Maryland, I may be able to advise students in other jurisdictions on how to proceed with judicial board or misconduct hearings on other campuses.

Representing College Students at Judicial Board Hearings for Violations of the Code of Student Conduct

The Office of Student Conduct has the authority to administer the Code of Student Conduct through Judicial Board hearings or more informal disciplinary proceedings. These hearings can result in a student being expelled, suspended, or being evicted from the dorm or residence hall, as well as a possible permanent transcript notation, which can prove devastating to future hopes and plans.

You have the right to defend against these possible consequences. As a defense lawyer with over 37 years of experience, I can provide the legal help and assistance you need and deserve in these situations.

Student misconduct charges may arise from criminal activity such as DUI/DWI, underage drinking, fake IDs, drug offenses, disorderly conduct, date or acquaintance rape, malicious destruction of property, drinking and driving while underage, public intoxication, theft, and underage drinking.

The board charges are independent of criminal charges and the outcomes may be more significant than a student may face in court. Students and their parents face substantial financial hardships in paying for a college education. Any blemish on a student’s transcript may inhibit the student’s employment or graduate or professional school plans. Misconduct or disciplinary charges may completely and adversely alter a student’s collegiate experience. That is why it is so important for students to work with an attorney with significant experience defending and protecting students in these types of proceedings.

Whether the Judicial Board charges are related to criminal charges or not, you should act quickly. The University certainly will. Assure yourself of the best strategies and the best defense. Contact the Law Offices of Steven M. Jacoby in College Park or Gaithersburg, Maryland.

University of Maryland College Park Academic Dishonesty Hearings

An accusation of cheating, plagiarism, academic dishonesty or collusion, may be considered a violation of the University Honor Code. Steven M. Jacoby is available to consult in these cases and offer guidance that may help prevent course failure, suspension, or other repercussions. Please note that attorney participation in Honor Council hearing is significantly restricted. However, legal guidance and advice may be invaluable in such situations to the students and their families.

Contact the Law Offices of Steven M. Jacoby at 301-779-5560 or 800-864-4488 for a free consultation about any case related to judicial board hearings and academic dishonesty hearings at the University of Maryland or other college or university.