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Representation for Title IX False Accusations in Texas

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 Houston Title IX 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 our Houston Title IX defense attorney today.

College Students We Represent for Title IX Cases in TX

Our Houston Title IX defense lawyers can assist students from the following universities:

About Title IX Investigations in Texas

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.

Help With Title IV Investigations in TX

Since colleges or universities can deny an accused student’s rights, our Houston Title IX defense attorney 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 Houston law firm protect your rights, reputation, and future.

Contact us today by calling (713) 597-2221 to learn more about your legal options from our Houston Title IX defense lawyers.

Title IX FAQ

  1. What should I do if I've been accused of a Title IX violation? If you've been accused of a Title IX violation, it's essential to take the allegations seriously and seek legal representation immediately. Contacting an experienced Title IX defense attorney like the Law Offices of Jed Silverman can help protect your rights and ensure you have a strong defense against the accusations.

  2. How can a Title IX defense attorney help me? A skilled Title IX defense attorney can provide you with expert legal representation and guidance throughout the Title IX process. They will advocate on your behalf during investigations, hearings, and appeals, challenge the evidence against you, and work to achieve the best possible outcome for your case.

  3. What should I expect during a Title IX investigation or disciplinary hearing? Title IX investigations and disciplinary hearings can be complex and daunting processes. Your defense attorney will help you understand your rights, prepare you for interviews and hearings, gather evidence in your defense, and ensure that you receive fair treatment throughout the proceedings.

  4. What are the potential consequences of a Title IX violation? The consequences of a Title IX violation can vary depending on the nature and severity of the allegations, as well as the policies of your educational institution. Possible sanctions may include suspension, expulsion, academic probation, loss of financial aid, or a permanent mark on your academic record. A defense attorney can help you navigate these consequences and mitigate the impact on your future.

  5. Is it possible to appeal a Title IX decision? Yes, it is possible to appeal a Title IX decision if you believe that the process was unfair or that the outcome was unjust. Your defense attorney can advise you on the grounds for appeal, assist you in preparing the necessary documentation, and represent you during the appeal process to seek a favorable resolution

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