Fighting College Expulsions Throughout the Northwest
A college student has certain rights before he or she is expelled or suspended
from a state university. The Law Office of Steve Graham can assist students
who are facing these legal issues. Mr. Graham has helped students throughout
the Northwest get back into school.
It is important that a student discuss their student disciplinary case
with an attorney prior to meeting with the Dean of Students or the Office
of Student Rights and Responsibilities. Without the assistance of an attorney, a student may make statements against
their interest or waive certain rights. When appealing an expulsion or
suspension, there are very important deadlines for filing appeals, submitting
documentation or naming witnesses. It is important that these deadlines
be met. An expulsion or suspension can appear on a student's permanent
transcript and harm his or her chances of receiving an education at another
school. For international students, an expulsion can mean the loss of
a student visa. What may start as a relatively small matter can turn into
an arrest by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). Attorney Steve
Graham has helped many international students, including Saudi Arabian
students in Cheney and Pullman, Washington.
Expelled for Sexual Assault
Many colleges or universities are increasing the number of expulsions or
long-term suspensions due to allegations of sexual assault. This is true
in particularly at Washington State University. Public universities such
WSU and EWU are under pressure from the federal Department of Education
to expel for rape allegations, even when there is only marginal evidence,
or simply because one party was intoxicated. The federal authorities in
these cases discourage the universities from placing too much emphasis
on the rights of the accused. The investigations are conducted by the
Office of Student Standards and Accountability (OSSA) and/or Office for
Equal Opportunity (OEO), and the case is heard by the Student Disciplinary
Board. The procedure is not always conducted fairly, and it is important
to have an attorney that is experienced in handling these matters.
Defending Your Rights
Many students are expelled or suspended due to instances of possession
of alcohol or drugs in dorm rooms. We have also handled cases involving
the possession of firearms on campus, assaults, or
academic integrity violations. If you (or a son or daughter) is facing an expulsion or suspension
from a state university, you need skilled representation to help you pursue
a favorable outcome. The Law Office of
Steve Graham is a firm dedicated to the excellent representation and success of clients.Contact the firm today to discuss your case as well as to obtain information and advice
regarding your case without any financial obligation on your part through
a free case evaluation. Call (509) 252-9167.
Our firm is available to assist with school expulsions throughout the Northwest.
The Washington public schools that Mr. Graham has assisted with are
CWU, and Evergreen State University.