New York Campus Sexual Assault Lawyer
Campus Rape Allegations & Title IX Hearings in New York
Accusations of sexual assault on university or college campuses must be
taken seriously each and every time they arise. Not only do students have
the right to feel safe while on campus but they must also retain the right
to be viewed fairly under the eyes of the law and the administration if
they are accused of sexually assaulting someone. At The Law Office of
Robert King, our Rochester campus sexual assault attorney is here to stand
up for the rights of the accused where many other lawyers might shy away
to avoid controversy.
Why choose Attorney Robert King for your case?
He recently secured an acquittal of campus rape charges for a client.
- 80% of his sex crime cases end with reduced sentences or total dismissals.
- He has an “Excellent” Avvo Rating.
- He has handled hundreds of trial cases.
Learn more about Attorney King by
contacting our Rochester sex crime defense firm today.
Defending You, Now and For the Future
University and college campus sexual assault accusations are unique in
the way that the administrative faculty must decide how to handle the
situation, as if they are their own branch of the judicial system. In
many ways, they are capable of doling out punishment to the accused despite
the results of official investigations or trials. To this end, it is important
to work with a
sex crimes attorney who can handle both the
criminal defense portion of your case
and how your university will judge you.
The administrative penalties you could face include:
- Temporary suspension from campus
- Permanent expulsion from campus and sister universities
- Removal from certain classes or organizations
- Monetary rewards paid to alleged victim
All of these penalties can be stacked on top of the penalties the criminal
justice system may use against you, including jail time, high fines paid
to the state, and mandatory sex offender registration. In the end, if
you do not take steps to protect yourself, your rights can be taken away
and your reputation can be destroyed forever.
What Is a Title IX Hearing?
Sexual harassment, stalking, voyeurism, exhibitionism, and violent sexual
acts such as rape and assault are considered forms of discrimination on
the basis of sex that are prohibited under Title IX of the Education Amendments
of 1972. These laws are designed to protect individuals of all genders
and gender identities against sex-based discrimination within the educational system.
In the event that a student or faculty member should be accused of committing
a prohibited sexually-discriminatory act, their university may require
them to attend a formal campus sexual assault hearing or a Title IX hearing
to face their accusations. Similar to a trial of sorts, Title IX hearings
allow both parties the equal opportunity to present and question relevant
witnesses and evidence, with certain schools allowing the parties to have
an attorney present. The accused and the accuser are generally discouraged
from being able to question each other during these hearings, though it
may be permitted depending on the school’s policies.
What Standard of Evidence is Used ?
In accordance with mandates provided to educators by the Office for Civil
Rights (OCR), Title IX hearings operate under a preponderance of the evidence
standard, meaning that university panels essentially operate with the
mentality that an accused individual more than likely committed the violation
in question. Unlike the criminal justice system’s standard of “beyond
a reasonable doubt” that maintains that a defendant is innocent
until proven guilty, this standard places the burden on the accused to
prove their innocence. This can create an unfair bias against the accused,
making it crucial that accused individuals retain the services of a powerful
attorney who can help craft a compelling defense against their accusations.
Attorney King can help you prepare for Title IX hearings at the following
- University of Rochester
- Rochester Institute of Technology
- St. John Fisher College
- Monroe Community College
Retain Considerate Defense for a Sensitive Issue
Campus sexual assault has always been and will always be a serious and
sensitive issue. Our Rochester sex crime attorney, Mr. Robert King, approaches
each case with this in mind, doing all he can to defend you from the accusations
but to also minimize potentially abrasive situations with the plaintiffs
or accusers. It is through this balance of tenacious representation and
careful stepping that he has been able to secure many victories for his
clients throughout the years.
free case evaluation today by calling 585.286.5124.