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How to File a Title IX complaint

Title IX
CT Title IX Attorney

Perhaps you’re the parent of a child whose school did not allow him to try out for a sports team because of his gender. Or maybe you’re a female university student who was turned away from pursuing a degree in a STEM field. Perhaps you’re a pregnant teen who has been excluded from participating in a school-sponsored activity. Perhaps you’re involved in a disciplinary action for sexual misconduct and the school did not respond appropriately or ...

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What Are Title IX violations?

Title IX
CT Title IX Attorney

Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, often referred to simply as Title IX, is a federal law which prohibits discrimination based on sex in federally funded schools at all levels. The essence of the law is that a school may not exclude, separate, deny benefits to, or otherwise treat a person differently on the basis of their sex. Read on for more information on what may constitute violations of Title IX. Recruitment, Admissions, and ...

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Wire Fraud FAQs

Federal Crimes
Federal Wire Fraud Defense Attorneys

Q. What is wire fraud? A. Wire fraud generally refers to fraud or theft crimes that are committed using any type of electronic communication device. If someone uses television, radio, telephones, emails, social media apps, banking transactions, or the internet to defraud people of money or other things of value, then they can be charged with wire fraud. The term wire fraud most commonly refers to federal cases because the federal government has jurisdiction over nearly ...

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Federal Drug Conspiracy FAQs

Criminal Defense
Federal Drug Conspiracy Defense Attorneys

Q. What makes a drug crime a conspiracy? A. A conspiracy is simply an agreement between two or more people to commit a criminal act. The agreement does not have to be express, so long as the participants in the conspiracy knew generally that they were planning to commit illegal acts together. In drug cases, it means that the government believes that two or more people were working together to manufacture or sell illegal drugs. You ...

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Sexual Assault FAQs

Criminal Defense
CT Sexual Assault Defense Attorneys

Q. What kind of evidence is required to prove a sexual assault? A. People often believe that physical evidence, like DNA or observable physical injuries, are required to prove a sexual assault, but this is not true. Many defendants have been convicted (sometimes wrongly) based upon the testimony of an alleged sexual assault victim and little else. The law does not require any specific type of evidence to convict someone of sexual assault. The law only ...

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