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Category: College Student Disciplinary Hearing

CAN I GET A DUI WHILE RIDING AN ELECTRIC SCOOTER IN TALLAHASSEE?

June 9, 2022 College, College Student Disciplinary Hearing, Criminal Defense

With busy streets, hot tropical weather, and a need to get from point A to point B, it’s no wonder that our beautiful city of Tallahassee has partnered with various electric scooter companies to bring the best e-scooter service to Florida’s Capitol. Students at Florida State University have a great opportunity to utilize these scooters or the free Trolley while …

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FSU’s Policy and Investigation Process for Sexual Misconduct

May 12, 2022 College, College Student Disciplinary Hearing, Criminal Defense, Sex Crimes

In 2021, FSU Professor John “Read” Gainsford was accused of sexual misconduct with a male undergrad student. Although Gainsford was never charged and remains a faculty member, the incident brings up the current state of the university’s policy on sexual misconduct. There are different routes to take for either a student or faculty member getting accused of sexual misconduct. This …

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What was the Columbia Mattress Protest?

May 10, 2022 College, College Student Disciplinary Hearing, Sex Crimes

Warning: This article contains graphic descriptions of sexual assault. The Columbia University sexual assault case referred to as the “Mattress Case” received national attention in 2014. The case involved two students attending Columbia University at the time—Emma Sulkowicz and Paul Nungesser. On the first day of Sulkowicz’s sophomore year at Columbia in 2012, she claimed that she was raped by …

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FSU’s Student Conduct Code – Can the University Suspend or even Expel you for a Violation?

April 25, 2022 College, College Student Disciplinary Hearing, Criminal Defense

It is common for students facing disciplinary action from their school to feel panic or to be scared at the possible repercussions they are facing. It can be especially difficult depending on the charges the student is facing, as it’s not uncommon for some young adults in college to start drinking and experimenting with illegal drugs. An old post by …

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Student Rights – Understanding Alleged Student Violations

April 22, 2022 College, College Student Disciplinary Hearing, Criminal Defense

Attending a prestigious school like Florida State University (“FSU”) can be daunting and stressful at times for students. It’s not uncommon for them to find ways to make their academic life easier or to de-stress in ways that are not in their best interest. Most students strive to make it to the top of their class but those that take …

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Faking It: Is Age Really Just a Number?

October 7, 2021 College, College Student Disciplinary Hearing, Criminal Defense

It’s that time of year again. School is back in session, and freshly graduated high school students walk onto their new university campus bright-eyed and ready for a new adventure. The first few weeks include a plethora of welcoming parties, group get togethers, and events to get students comfortable and situated. It probably takes about a week to meet your …

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What University Students Need to Know About Your Rights During a Student Conduct Hearing

July 9, 2021 College, College Student Disciplinary Hearing, Criminal Defense

What University Students Need to Know About Your Rights During a Student Conduct Hearing

A Student Conduct Hearing is implemented by Florida universities and established by the school’s president as a means of disciplining students who have violated that particular school’s Code of Conduct. This Code of Conduct will outline rules that students attending the university are expecting to abide by, and some include on-campus and off-campus violations alike. The Code should also outline …

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Student Code of Conduct: What You Need to Know as a University Student

July 8, 2021 College, College Student Disciplinary Hearing, Criminal Defense

What is a Student Code of Conduct? A Student Code of Conduct is a set of principles, expectations, and rules that are given to students to communicate the expectations the school has for their behavior. It outlines student rights as well as responsibilities students are expected to uphold. Student Codes of Conduct are intended to preserve academic integrity, as well …

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My School Contacted Me About a COVID Violation: Now What?

October 24, 2020 College Student Disciplinary Hearing

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As of the writing of this article there have been an estimated 8.5 million COVID-19 cases and 223,000 tragic deaths across the country. Early analysis wrongfully concluded that those under the age of 30 would be largely unaffected, but trends in college campuses across the nation have proven that wrong. Over 214,000 cases at over 1,600 universities have been traced …

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