College and University Discipline and Title IX

Greater Boston is home to many excellent colleges and universities. Students travel from across the country and around the world to attend our outstanding schools of higher education. From undergraduate programs to advanced degrees, the opportunities afforded by our colleges and universities are really second-to-none.

In recent years, however, many schools have increased the number of disciplinary actions taken against their own students, as well as the severity of punishments imposed. From allegations of academic misconduct, such as plagiarism, to criminal accusations, like drug offenses and sexual assault, these schools have established new and often stricter policies concerning incidents allegedly occurring both on and off campus. Preparatory schools, boarding schools, and high schools are enacting similar policies.

College and University Discipline Attorney David J. Grimaldi has significant experience defending students accused of student misconduct. He has successfully represented students accused by their schools of many types of violations, including sexual assault, physical assault, drug crimes, and other alleged misconduct. From investigations to disciplinary hearings to appeals, Attorney Grimaldi is ready to defend students at university hearings and beyond.

The particular procedures in university disciplinary matters can vary greatly from school to school. Attorney Grimaldi has represented students at schools in Boston, Cambridge, and throughout Greater Boston. As an experienced college discipline attorney, he knows how to use a school’s Code of Student Conduct and expertise in criminal defense to maximize his client’s chance of success.

In many cases a proper defense will require a thorough investigation of the allegations, including interviewing witnesses, reviewing phone records, text messages, emails, photographs, videos, and other evidence that helps prove the client’s innocence. An experienced attorney knows how best to present this evidence so that the school can quickly clear the student of the alleged wrongdoing. In the event the university has already found a violation, students also hire Attorney Grimaldi for appeals or to advocate for minimal consequences.

College and University Discipline Attorney David J. Grimaldi has a proven track record of winning in high stakes cases. As a criminal defense attorney, he was won not guilty verdicts at trial on charges ranging from murder to rape to armed robbery to fraud. Attorney Grimaldi brings the same passion for defending people accused of crimes to defending students accused of misconduct.

When a student is accused of sexual assault on campus, colleges and universities are required to comply with Title IX, a federal law that prohibits sexual discrimination, harassment, and assaults in schools that receive public funding, including financial aid. A student found responsible in a Title IX matter often receives a multi-year suspension and even permanent expulsion from school. Even more, the university’s adverse decision follows the student on his academic record, making it even more difficult for the student to secure academic and employment opportunities in the future. Clearly, students must do everything reasonably possible to avoid violations in Title IX cases.

Boston Title IX Attorney David J. Grimaldi has successfully defended many clients accused of sexual offenses, including numerous rape and sexual battery cases, and sexual offenses allegedly committed over the phone and computer. Your future is not something you can leave to chance. If you are accused of a sexual violation on campus, you need strong and experienced legal representation.

No matter the accusation, your education, reputation, and future career are worth defending. Attorney Grimaldi has successfully defended many others in similar situations, and he is ready to help you. If you are accused of misconduct at college or university, contact Attorney Grimaldi at (617) 661-1529 or online today.

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