College Relationship Violence Defense Attorney
Providing representation to college students accused of violating their student code of conduct with respect to domestic violence
Domestic violence is violence that happens between family members or between people who are involved in an intimate relationship. College relationships can be extremely stressful and often volatile due to dynamic social situations, the use of alcohol, and various cultural aspects of many college communities. When arguments between students in intimate relationships escalate to the level of violence, the parties involved may find themselves facing a criminal domestic violation case, as well as potential sanctions from their educational institution.
Allegations of domestic violence are extremely serious no matter what the circumstances may be. Call Duffy Law, LLC today to schedule a consultation with an experienced college relationship defense lawyer to discuss your situation at 203-946-2000.
Domestic violence violations can have serious repercussions
Generally speaking, college and university codes of conduct impose significant sanctions on you if you’re accused of domestic violence. Of course, the more severe the accusations, the more serious the consequences can be in your case. Some of the more serious sanctions that are commonly imposed by disciplinary boards for domestic violence include the following:
- Formal reprimand
- Disciplinary probation
- Loss of a financial aid package or scholarship
In addition to these serious consequences, if you are accused of domestic violence, you will likely be facing criminal charges and penalties, as well. These penalties may include probation, fines, community service, mandated anger management classes, and even jail time.
If you are found to be in violation of your code of conduct, you should be prepared to deal with the consequences of your violation for years to come, as graduate programs to which you apply and potential employers who review your academic record will be made fully aware of the domestic violence allegations. With the stakes this high, it is essential for you to retain a qualified college code of conduct violation defense attorney as soon as possible.
Contact a college relationship violence defense lawyer today to schedule a confidential consultation
If you are facing allegations of domestic violence in a college setting, you should talk to an attorney immediately. In many cases, these violations may precipitate a criminal investigation, so retaining counsel as soon as possible is critical. In many cases, an attorney can help you avoid serious consequences and damage to your reputation in the community. Attorney Felice Duffy is a former federal prosecutor who is committed to representing college students accused of disciplinary violations. In addition to her work as an attorney, Attorney Duffy spent 10 years as the head coach of Yale University’s women’s soccer team, making her uniquely qualified to help college students who have been accused of misconduct. To schedule a confidential consultation with a college domestic violence defense attorney, call Duffy Law, LLC today at 203-946-2000.