Indiana Title IX Defense Attorneys
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Are you a student who has been falsely accused of sexual misconduct under Title IX of the Education Amendments Act? A sex crime allegation can have long-term impacts on your future which you will want to avoid. Under Title IX, you have the right to a fair hearing. Being subjected to such a hearing can be overwhelming and something for which most students are unprepared.
We are here to fight for you. Call for a consultation at (812) 747-9771.
At Bleile & Dawson, our firm is here to stand up for you, ensure that you are treated fairly, and see that you have a solid defense. We understand the ramifications of being seen as any kind of sex offender or deviant, whether through criminal justice actions or otherwise. The Dearborn County Title IX defense attorneys at Bleile & Dawson have an abundance of legal experience as well as tenacity to help you throughout the entirety of your ordeal.
What is Title IX?
Under the Education Amendments Act of 1972, all elementary schools, high schools, colleges, and universities that receive funding from the Department of Education must protect students from discrimination by the school on the basis of their sex and from sexual assault that results while attending school due to its lack of protection.
Title IX states that, on the basis of sex, no U.S. student shall “be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity.” Under this, students have the right to pursue educational programs, scholarships, and other activities, without sex discrimination, which includes sexual violence and harassment.
Title IX Actions
If a student is accused by another student of committing a sex offense, a Title IX action must be initiated by the school to investigate the situation. At an administrative hearing, it is decided if disciplinary actions should be taken against the student. These are not criminal court proceedings, so the standard of determining whether the student is guilty or not is less strict.
Should the findings of the hearing go against the accused student, he or she may be subject to:
- Denial of diploma or degrees and the withholding of transcripts
- Social disgrace
- Issuance of a no-contact order
- Restrictions as to certain locations on campus
Retain Bleile & Dawson – A Firm with Proven Case Results
Title IX cases can have serious repercussions for students, both in the present and the future. Our Dearborn County Title IX defense lawyers can stand by your side with prepared evidence, including written statements, witness testimony, and more to present in your defense.