Cincinnati Title IX Defense Attorney
Know Your Rights and Allow Us to Fight for Your Future
Accusing someone of a sexual crime is a very serious business. While legislation
like Title IX exists to protect students from gender discrimination or
misconduct, it can and often does lead to the wrongful treatment of the
accused. In recent years, educational institutions, namely colleges, have
come under fire for the unfair treatment received by those accused of
misconduct. Under Title IX of the Education Amendments Act, students accused
of misconduct by their educational institution have the right to a fair
hearing – a legal right the attorneys at Bleile & Dawson understand
and can help you protect.
At Bleile & Dawson, we understand the ins and outs of Title IX as well
as the ways in which educational institutions are required to abide by
its laws. Some of our clients are wrongly accused and some of our clients
have made mistakes, but either way our goal as a legal team is to protect
your rights, doing everything in our power to ensure a positive outcome
to secure your educational future.
Our lawyers at Bleile & Dawson firmly believe that every person has
the right to a fair hearing, and will actively pursue justice in obtaining
the legal rights for any student facing Title IX allegations from his
or her educational institution.
Contact our offices in Lexington or Cincinnati to speak with an attorney
about your case.
Understanding Title IX
In accordance with the Education Amendments Act, Title IX applies to all
schools receiving funds from the United States Department of Education.
This may include elementary schools, high schools, and universities. Title
IX aims to provide students with the right to an education free of sexual
discrimination, giving students the authority to sue an educational institution
that fails to abide these rules. Specifically, Title IX states:
“No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded
from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination
under any education program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance.” —
Title IX of the Education Amendments Act of 1972
However, should a student be accused of a sex crime by another student,
the school will initiate a Title IX action against the accused student
based on violation of the student code.
What Happens When a Title IX Action is Filed Against a Student?
A Title IX action will lead to an administrative hearing where the school’s
policies and procedures will be observed and used to evaluate the actions
of the accused. The college may then choose to take disciplinary or adverse
action against the accused based on their findings. The manner in which
a student is represented in the administrative hearing has the power to
make or break the case.
Disciplinary action by the educational institution may include:
- Withholding of degree and/or transcripts
- Restricted access to certain areas on campus
- Issue of no contact order with other student(s)
Protect Your Student’s Future
Title IX actions can lead to serious consequences, whether a student is
found guilty or not. Being accused of a sexual offense is serious and
can have lasting effects on a person’s future if not taken care
of properly. Hiring a knowledgeable defense early is one of the best things
you can do in order to build your case and preserve the student’s future.
In addition to a Title IX action, the student will likely have to deal
with further criminal proceedings in the legal system. With over 20 collective
years of experience working in the legal justice system, our attorneys
at Bleile & Dawson are confident in their ability to defend your case.
If you or someone you know is facing sexual allegations, don’t wait
to hire competent legal representation.
Contact Bleile & Dawson
today to schedule your free consultation.