TITLE IX INVESTIGATIONS
Investigations into allegations of sexual assault within a university setting are referred to as Title IX investigations. They can result in the initiation of disciplinary actions within the university setting and can impact any on-going law enforcement investigations into the same subject.
A student being investigated in this stressful setting has two priorities, both avoiding the initiation of criminal charges and ensuring that this does not affect their future education and career possibilities. Resolving the disciplinary aspect of the proceedings in a way that avoids publicity and black marks on a transcript is clearly one of the goals in such an investigation.
Finally, it is important to realize that actions or statements made during an investigation could ultimately be shared with law enforcement if there is a separate criminal investigation. The attorneys at Goodman Carr will work with you to navigate the different aspects of these investigations to obtain an outcome that takes into account all of your priorities.
We encourage you to review some of our recent representative cases or speak to one of our attorneys to find out more.