Minnesota Title IX Defense Attorney
Facing a Title IX Disciplinary Hearing? Call (612) 444-5020
The federal government directs all universities and colleges to independently
investigate and address all sexual assault and sexual violence allegations
involving students. Federal civil rights law Title IX requires colleges
and universities to conduct disciplinary hearings on sexual violence accusations
and mandates that colleges and universities punish students found to be
in violation of campus sexual consent policies. If you are being accused
of sexual misconduct at your university, you should immediately call Caplan
& Tamburino Law Firm, P.A. to put an experienced Minneapolis criminal
defense attorney on your side.
Our firm has successfully defended clients at the following universities:
- University of Minnesota
- Gustavus Adolphus
- Mankato State University
More on Title IX
Title IX is a federal civil rights law that prohibits discrimination on
the basis of sex in any federally funded educational program or activity.
Public (state) schools and private schools that receive any type of federal
assistance must comply with Title IX. Any failure to comply will result
in loss of federal funds.
Title IX commands schools to investigate and address sexual assault cases
involving their students independently of any simultaneous or related
criminal charge. Specifically, the law compels colleges and universities
to set up their own system of investigating reports of sexual violence,
interrogating alleged suspects, interviewing supposed witnesses, collecting
purported evidence, and subjecting the accused student to a disciplinary
hearing. The fallouts of those hearings may have serious life-changing
consequences for the accused student including expulsion from school and
being labeled a "sex offender."
Many accused students who do not understand how to exercise their rights
in these proceedings unjustly wind up with permanent scars on their record;
scars that could have been avoided had they hired a strong attorney to
If you or someone close to you is facing any accusation of sexual misconduct
as a student, please call Caplan & Tamburino Law Firm, P.A. immediately.
Due to pressure by the federal government, many colleges are imposing rules
on their students concerning the type and nature of consent that is required
before any sexual activity occurs.
All of the following colleges and universities in Minnesota have some type
of sexual consent rules:
- University of Minnesota (all campuses)
- Minnesota State Colleges and Universities (all campuses)
- Univ. of St. Thomas
- Concordia University
- Macalester College
- St. Olaf College
- Gustavus Adolphus College
- Carlton College
- Hamline University
- Augsburg College
- St. Catherine College
- St. Scholastica College
Consent policies and rules vary from school to school and may be difficult
to understand. For example, most policies state that consent cannot be
obtained if the person is "unable" to consent, but they never
clearly define what “unable” means. This is especially problematic
when the parties are consuming alcohol. Can a person who is "buzzed"
or "light-headed" consent? What if a person is drunk but does
not show any signs of intoxication so no one knows that they are drunk?
Ultimately, anyone's common sense understanding of consent may be
quite different than how a college defines consent. Our attorneys understand
this and know how to protect the rights of accused students in these situations.
If you or your son or daughter are being accused of sexual assault or another
disciplinary matter at college, do not delay in contacting a Minneapolis
criminal defense lawyer at our firm.
Our office can be reached at (612) 444-5020.