College Misuse of Texting and Social Media Defense Attorney
Advising college students nationwide who have been accused of violations related to the misuse of social media, texting, or email
Not surprisingly, more and more colleges and universities are enacting strict social media use policies that define potentially harassing texts or other types of messaging as violations of the school’s code of conduct. For this reason, you may send what you think may be a fun or harmless message and may suddenly find yourself the subject of an investigation and serious allegations.
Experienced college defense attorney Felice Duffy understands that texting and social media are part of the college experience and their use can often be unintentional and/or misunderstood. If you have been accused of improper texting or social media use by your school, Duffy Law, LLC can protect your rights and defend against the allegations.
Social media misuse or harassment violations can have serious consequences
If your school believes you violated student code of conduct provisions that prohibit certain uses of social media or texting, you can face significant disciplinary sanctions. These often include the following:
- Formal reprimand
- Disciplinary probation
- Exclusion from university housing
- Loss of financial aid awards or scholarships
- Suspension or expulsion
If you have been accused of these kinds of offenses, it is crucial to understand that accusations have the potential to cause problems years into the future. Most, if not all, graduate programs will request to see your academic record as part of their admissions process and any disciplinary violations will be clear to admissions officials. In addition, employers who require an academic record may be hesitant to hire an applicant with a disciplinary record.
Discuss your case with a college texting and misuse of social media defense lawyer today
If you are facing allegations that you violated your school’s code of conduct with respect to social media use or texting, you are likely facing significant adverse consequences. In addition, acts that are allegedly in violation of a student code of conduct may also be in violation of state law, potentially resulting in criminal liability as well. For this reason, it is important for you to retain an experienced lawyer as soon as possible.
Defense attorney Felice Duffy is a former federal prosecutor who knows how to effectively defend against allegations of wrongdoing. In addition, her decade-long tenure as the head coach of Yale University’s women’s soccer team gives her insight into the needs of college students as well as the inner-workings of college and university administrations. To schedule a confidential consultation with Attorney Duffy, call our office today at 203-946-2000.