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Baltimore Title IX Lawyers

You’ve worked hard to get into college and pursue your dreams. But now, you’re facing allegations of sexual misconduct that could derail everything. Don’t let a Title IX violation ruin your futureOur experienced Baltimore Title IX lawyers at Spodek Law Group are here to fight for you.

The Devastating Impact of Title IX Violations

You may have heard horror stories about students expelled or suspended over Title IX allegations. These situations are all too real and can have life-altering consequences. A finding of responsibility for sexual misconduct can lead to:

  • Suspension or expulsion from your university
  • A permanent disciplinary record, making it difficult to transfer or attend grad school
  • Difficulty finding employment with a Title IX violation on your record
  • Potential criminal charges and a criminal record

Even if the allegations seem minor or you believe you‘re innocent, the stakes are incredibly high. That’s why it’s crucial to have a knowledgeable Baltimore Title IX lawyer on your side from the very start.

What is Title IX?

Title IX is a federal civil rights law that prohibits discrimination based on sex in any education program or activity that receives federal funding. In essence, it requires colleges and universities to promptly address allegations of sexual misconduct and take steps to prevent its recurrence and remedy its effects.Sexual misconduct under Title IX includes:

  • Sexual harassment
  • Sexual assault
  • Stalking
  • Dating/domestic violence
  • Other gender-based harassment or discrimination

Schools must investigate all reports of potential Title IX violations, even if a formal complaint isn‘t filed. Their processes can quickly spiral, leading to life-altering consequences for the accused student.

How Our Baltimore Title IX Lawyers Can Help

Facing Title IX allegations is an incredibly stressful and confusing experience, especially when your future is on the line. Our Baltimore Title IX defense team is here to guide you through every step of the process and ensure your rights are protected.We understand how devastating these allegations can be. That‘s why we take a compassionate yet aggressive approach, preparing a robust defense strategy tailored to your unique situation.When you hire Spodek Law Group, we’ll immediately get to work:

  • Reviewing all evidence and witness statements
  • Identifying procedural errors or violations of your due process rights
  • Preparing you for interviews, hearings, and cross-examinations
  • Negotiating with school officials for a favorable resolution
  • Representing you at disciplinary hearings
  • Appealing unfavorable decisions or sanctions

Our Baltimore Title IX lawyers have extensive experience handling all types of campus sexual misconduct cases. We know the ins and outs of Title IX proceedings and will leverage that knowledge to protect your interests.Don’t let a Title IX allegation derail your education and future. Call Spodek Law Group today or contact us online for a confidential consultation.

Christine Twomey
Christine Twomey
2024-03-21
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Brendan huisman
2024-03-18
Alex Zhik contacted me almost immediately when I reached out to Spodek for a consultation and was able to effectively communicate the path forward/consequences of my legal issue. I immediately agreed to hire Alex for his services and did not regret my choice. He was able to cover my case in court (with 1 day notice) and not only was he able to push my case down, he carefully negotiated a dismissal of the charge altogether. I highly recommend Spodek, and more specifically, Alex Zhik for all of your legal issues. Thanks guys!
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Guerline Menard
2024-03-18
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Keisha Parris
2024-03-15
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Taïko Beauty
2024-03-15
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2024-03-12
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2024-03-12
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2024-02-28
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divesh patel
2024-02-24
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Title IX vs. Criminal Charges: Understanding the Differences

While Title IX allegations often involve potential criminal conduct like sexual assault or stalking, the Title IX process is separate from the criminal justice system. However, the two can intersect and influence each other.It’s crucial to have an attorney representing you in both arenas. Our Baltimore Title IX lawyers are well-versed in navigating parallel criminal and campus disciplinary proceedings.

The Title IX Process

When a student is accused of sexual misconduct, the school must follow its Title IX policy and procedures. This typically involves:

  • An initial investigation and interviews
  • A live hearing with cross-examination
  • A determination of responsibility
  • Potential sanctions like suspension, expulsion, or transcript notations

The Title IX process is quasi-legal, with complex rules and procedures that can easily trip up a student trying to navigate it alone. Having an experienced attorney advisor is essential.

The Criminal Process

If the alleged misconduct could constitute a crime, law enforcement may get involved and criminal charges could follow. The criminal process is entirely separate, involving:

  • A police investigation
  • Potential arrest and criminal charges
  • Court proceedings and a trial
  • Potential criminal penalties like fines or jail time

Our Baltimore criminal defense lawyers can represent you through any concurrent criminal case, ensuring your rights are protected and working to achieve the best possible outcome.While Title IX and criminal cases are separate, the outcomes can impact each other. An aggressive legal strategy that accounts for both proceedings is critical.

Our Commitment to Protecting Students’ Rights

At Spodek Law Group, we understand how much is at stake when a student faces Title IX allegations. Your entire future could be jeopardized through no fault of your own.That’s why our Baltimore Title IX lawyers are passionate advocates for students’ due process rights. We’ll fight tirelessly to ensure you receive a fair and impartial process, holding schools accountable if they violate Title IX regulations or deprive you of your rights.From the moment you hire us, you become part of our family. We take a team approach, with our attorneys, investigators, and support staff collaborating to build the strongest possible defense.Our representation is also affordable, with flexible payment plans available. We never want financial concerns to prevent a student from accessing top-notch legal counsel.

Frequently Asked Questions

What should I do if I’m accused of Title IX sexual misconduct?

The most important step is to avoid making any statements to school officials or law enforcement until you’ve consulted an attorney. Anything you say can potentially be used against you. Then, hire an experienced Baltimore Title IX lawyer immediately to start building your defense.

Can I be expelled over a Title IX allegation before being proven guilty?

While a student can face interim measures like suspension during an investigation, most schools cannot expel a student solely based on an allegation. There must be a formal process with the opportunity for the accused student to be heard and respond to the evidence. However, the Title IX process can easily become one-sided without skilled legal representation.

What evidence is allowed in Title IX cases?

The 2020 Title IX regulations set strict rules about what evidence can be considered, including a requirement that all relevant evidence must be shared with both parties for review and response. An attorney advisor is critical for ensuring this obligation is met and no improper evidence is considered.

Do I need an attorney for a Title IX case if I’m not charged criminally?

Absolutely. The Title IX process is quasi-legal and extremely complex. Having an experienced Baltimore Title IX lawyer significantly increases your chances of a favorable outcome and protects your due process rights, even if no criminal charges are involved.

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