College Stalking and Cyberstalking Defense Attorney
Providing nationwide representation to college students who have been accused of violating their school’s code of conduct
Stalking and cyberstalking are related offenses that involve unwanted communication or contact between one party and another. Traditional stalking generally involves a pattern of following a person, showing up at his or her school or work when unwelcome, sending unwanted gifts, or making unwanted phone calls. Cyberstalking, of course, involves using electronic means to engage in repeated unwanted communications.
College and university codes of student conduct generally have provisions that prohibit this type of behavior and, in many cases, it may also be in violation of state law. For this reason, if you are a college student who has been accused of stalking or cyberstalking, it is extremely important for you to discuss your case with an experienced lawyer as soon as possible.
Stalking and cyberstalking violations can have significant consequences
The sanctions that a college or university can impose on you for violations of code of conduct provisions prohibiting cyberstalking or stalking can be extremely serious. Some of the more commonly imposed penalties include the following:
- Disciplinary probation
- Formal reprimand
- Exclusion from university or college housing
- The loss of a financial aid package
- Mandatory psychological counseling
It is critical for you to realize that a disciplinary violation has the potential to affect you for the rest of your life. Once this type of violation is documented, it will be accessible to anyone that may have an interest in reviewing your academic record. This can include graduate programs and potential employers, meaning that a violation may affect your chances of continuing your education post-college or obtaining employment. An experienced lawyer can help minimize the exposure and ensure that your privacy and other rights are protected.
There are many defenses that an experienced attorney may be able to raise in your college cyberstalking or stalking case. In many instances, these allegations are simply a case of misunderstood intentions or miscommunication. One of the most important things that you should do is preserve any communication between you and your accuser in order to defend against allegations that such contact was unwelcome.
Contact Duffy Law, LLC to schedule a free consultation with a college stalking and cyberstalking defense lawyer
When college students are accused of violating their school’s code of conduct with respect to stalking or cyberstalking, their educational and professional future can be in jeopardy. In addition, these kinds of violations may also create significant criminal liability as well, potentially resulting in probation, fines, community service, psychological counseling, and even jail time. Consequently, it is extremely important for you to retain a qualified lawyer as soon as possible if you have been accused of stalking or cyberstalking.
Felice Duffy is a former federal prosecutor who defends college students who have been accused of code of conduct violations anywhere in the United States and is committed to obtaining the best possible outcome in each case she takes. As the former head coach of Yale University’s women’s soccer team, Ms. Duffy is uniquely situated to represent college students and understands their needs. To schedule a free confidential consultation, call Duffy Law, LLC at 203-946-2000.