What are my Rights as the accused party under Title IX?

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If you or your child has been accused of an alleged Title IX violation on a college campus, you have rights and due process! Below are your legal rights:

  • The right to be notified promptly of any accusations of a Title IX violation.
  • The right to receive written notice of the allegations with sufficient detail of the conduct constituting a Title IX violation and allow the accused sufficient time before being required to provide any response.
  • The right to a prompt, equitable and impartial investigation.
  • The right to privacy and confidentiality as allowed by law. Including any advance notice of the release of information to the public.
  • The right to present witnesses and evidence in your defense. Evidence may include any relevant evidence, including photos, video, text messages, social media posts and other electronic evidence.
  • The right to equal access to all information / evidence obtained by the investigator, including copies of the complaint documents; statement of all parties and witnesses; and copies of all documents reviewed by the investigator, with at least 10 days to review and respond.
  • Copies of all investigative reports which fairly summarize the evidence and allow at least 10 days to provide a written response.
  • The right to a live hearing before a neutral panel, which includes cross-examination of any and all parties and witnesses by your advisor.
  • The right to appeal any findings or sanctions issued against you.

Exercise your rights and protect your future! Whether your child is being investigated, has an upcoming Title IX disciplinary hearing, or they’ve been expelled from school, contact our experienced, winning Title IX defense lawyer 24/7 for a free case evaluation.

Attorney Matthews is an award-winning student defense attorney with over 30 years of experience. His track record as a Title IX defense lawyer includes thousands of case victories, and he’s made a career out of fighting false accusations of misconduct, and getting these charges dropped or reduced.

A former college athlete, Mr. Matthews experienced a serious miscarriage of justice involving a close family member, one of the reasons he is so passionately invested in campus disciplinary and Title IX allegations that college students, college student athletes, & faculty members face today.

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