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
  • Expulsion
  • Suspension
  • 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.

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