Title IX Accusations: Sexual Harassment, Sexual Assault, and Domestic Violence
Santa Cruz Lawyer for Accused Students
Title IX regulations require colleges and universities to take immediate
action to investigate accusations of sexual assault, sexual harassment,
or domestic violence that occur on campus or involve a student. These
investigations can often result in the accused student being suspended
or even expelled.
The Chancellor of UCSC wrote a letter to the UCSC community on December
8, 2015 regarding significant changes that came into effect with the New
Year. The University of California has updated its methods of disciplining
students who are found responsible for violations of Title IX policy as
it relates to sexual violence. This includes a mandatory minimum of a
two-year suspension for violations of the sexual violence policy, and
a one-year mandatory suspension for other acts of sexual misconduct. All
10 UC campuses will be implementing these same standards, requirements,
and minimum suspensions.
The procedures implemented by the University of California provide for
investigating reports of sexual violence, reviewing the findings, and
sanctioning recommendations by the Student Conduct office. The decision
can be appealed by both the complainant and the respondent. The new regulations
went into effect on January 1, 2016.
If your academic career is on the line due to accusations of sexual assault,
sexual harassment, or domestic violence under Title IX, you need a law
office that can aggressively fight for you. These accusations can result
in suspension or even expulsion, whether or not you are arrested for a
crime and forensic or corroborating evidence even exists.
Title IX procedures vary from school to school. For instance, procedures
for the University of California Title IX investigation vary from procedures
for community college investigations and private universities. Some procedures
for instance do not permit students to call live witnesses in their defense
during the investigation phase of the Title IX investigation. Some procedures
do not permit access to investigation reports during the investigative
stage. Students who are facing criminal accusations may not be entitled
to delay the investigation to protect their Fifth Amendment rights.
Why Hire The McGuire Law Corporation
The McGuire Law Corporation aggressively represents clients charged with
serious crimes such as domestic violence and sexual assault and is dedicated
to defending students charged with Title IX accusations and Student Conduct
Violations. With extensive experience representing clients charged with
sexual assault and domestic violence, Title IX accusations and Student
Conduct accusations, you can trust the firm to handle your case with the
understanding and efficiency it deserves.
The process of investigating Title IX violations involve lax rules regarding
evidence, including the admissibility of evidence that would not be admitted
in a criminal proceeding. The accused may not be permitted to directly
question the complainant and statements by witnesses or other accusers
may be admitted against you. The McGuire Law Corporation has represented
numerous clients accused of serious sexual crimes and has conducted pre
filing investigations of sexual assault and domestic violence with success.
According to Title IX of the Education Amendment, educational institutions
are required to investigate and address issues relating to sexual discrimination,
including assault, separate from any legal or criminal procedures. This
means that students and faculty members accused of sexual assault or other
conduct that violates Title IX may face student conduct hearings in addition
to criminal and judicial action.
Accused of a Title IX Violation? Call Our Office at (831) 272-0277 or (831) 818-2268
If you’ve been accused of a Title IX Violation, The McGuire Law Corporation
is ready to fight for you.
request your consultation, contact the Santa Cruz office today.