Title IX is a federal law that prohibits gender based discrimination, harassment,
and sexual violence in educational programs that receive federal funding,
including many public universities and private schools that receive federal
assistance. In recent years, sexual misconduct in colleges has become
a hot-button issue, and many schools have devoted extensive resources
to handling these allegations. In Minnesota, schools have significantly
increased the use of Title IX hearings.
Although the process for handling
Title IX violations may differ from school to school, colleges and other educational programs
must conduct independent investigations involving student sexual misconduct.
It is important to understand that Title IX disciplinary hearings
are not criminal proceedings, though criminal charges may be involved. They are independent
hearings conducted by the college to determine whether a student violated
the college’s rules concerning sexual consent. When students are
found to be in violation, schools are required by law to enforce penalties.
Title IX violations may include:
- Sexual Harassment
- Sexual Assault
- Domestic Violence
Students facing allegations confront harsh social stigmas, the burden of
having to defend against allegations in a formal setting, and penalties
that may include disciplinary probation, sanctions, suspension, or expulsion.
In some cases, accused individuals may also face criminal investigations
With so much on the line at such a pivotal time in a student’s life,
experienced defense is crucial to protecting one’s reputation and
future. At Caplan & Tamburino Law Firm, P.A., our Minnesota defense
lawyers have successfully handled Title IX and disciplinary cases on behalf
of students throughout the state, as well as cases involving criminal
sex crime allegations.
Unlike many other
criminal defense attorneys, our lawyers are familiar with Title IX and the unique processes
involving in Title IX hearings and appeals. We also understand that consent
policies vary from school to school and how they relate to a particular
situation and case. We leverage this experience and our ability to create
customized defense strategies when defending students against accusations
If you or someone you love is facing allegations under Title IX at a Minnesota
college or educational program, or criminal charges or any type, taking
swift action to speak with a lawyer could make the difference in your
case. Our legal team is available 24/7 to begin our involvement in your
defense and communications with school representatives or law enforcement.
Contact us today for a FREE consultation.