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Washington Education Lawyer

Appealing College Expulsions

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 from Eastern Washington University and Washington State University 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 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 discourge 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 case 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 at all Washington's public colleges and universities, including, WSU, WWU, UW, EWU, CWU, and Evergreen State Univeristy.

Law Office of Steve Graham For a free case consultation, call us at 509.252.9167
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Areas where Mr. Graham practices: The Superior and District Courts of Spokane County, WA; Spokane Valley; Stevens County; Colville WA; Okanogan County, and Omak; Ferry County; Republic WA; Lincoln County; Davenport WA, Cheney WA; Ephrata WA; Grant County; Moses Lake; Adams County; Ritzville WA; Pullman WA, Colfax WA, Whitman County, Newport, WA, Pend Oreille County, Nespelem and Colville Tribal Court, and Federal Court.

Law Office of Steve Graham - Spokane Criminal Defense Attorney
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