Houston Title IX Defense Attorney
Let Our Experienced Legal Team Protect Your Rights & Future
As a college student in Texas, being accused of sexual misconduct can result in a Title IX investigation. If you are found in violation of this federal law, you could be suspended or expelled from the university, jeopardizing your ability to graduate, attend graduate school, and enter your desired career field. Unfortunately, many students have faced false accusations and the unfair Title IX procedures have led to the denial of their basic legal right to due process. That is why it is imperative to hire an experienced criminal defense lawyer to fight for you throughout the legal process.
If you or your child has been accused of a campus-related sex crime in the Houston area, The Law Offices of Jed Silverman can do our best to provide an effective and personalized legal defense to help you avoid serious penalties and clear your name. With more than 20 years specifically handling Title IX cases throughout Texas, our legal team can investigate your case, gather supportive evidence, and develop a strong defense strategy to obtain the most favorable outcome.
Call (713) 597-2221 to discuss your case with us today.
Our firm can assist students from the following universities:
- University of Houston
- University of Houston-Downtown
- University of Houston-Clear Lake
- Rice University
- Texas Southern University
- University of St. Thomas
- Houston Baptist University
- Texas A&M
- Other colleges in the surrounding area
About Title IX Investigations
Title IX was originally used to increase opportunities for women to participate in collegiate sports; however, Title IX complaints have been used in recent years to punish students who are accused of sexual assault, sexual harassment, stalking, and other forms of misconduct. If a college or university becomes aware of a campus-related sex crime and ignores it, they risk being held legally responsible in court and liable for damages.
Since failure to comply with the Title IX statute can result in the loss of federal funding, institutions have been more overly compliant by giving more attention to the rights of alleged victims, while disregarding the rights of accused students. It is possible for school officials to deny the accused access to the complaint, the identities of witnesses, or other evidence—and even forbid them from cross-examining complainants and witnesses.
When it comes to Title IX investigation procedures, they generally start with a fact-finding investigation conducted by the institution. Next, a hearing is held to determine if sexual misconduct did occur. Since this is an administrative process, rather than a criminal justice process, an accused student won’t face jail or prison time. Instead, he/she will face academic-related penalties if deemed guilty.
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Since colleges or universities can deny an accused student’s rights, our Houston Title IX defense lawyer is committed to holding higher education institutions accountable for any missteps in the legal process and ensure they do not deviate from the federal guidelines they’re supposed to follow. Do not hesitate to let our firm protect your rights, reputation, and future.
Contact us today to learn more about your legal options.