Beverly Academic Misconduct Defense Attorneys
Defending Students & Faculty Members in Boston
Our Beverly academic misconduct defense attorneys at
Gelb & Gelb LLP represent both students and teachers and have over 40 years of legal experience. We understand how stressful being the subject of an academic investigation
can be, especially if you are expected to continue with your education
and coursework throughout the process. Our team is familiar with how Massachusetts
learning institutions decide these cases and will do everything possible
to protect your academic future.
You do not have to face an academic misconduct investigation alone.
Discuss your options with us by calling
(877) 867-0034 or contacting us online.
Protecting Your Rights in Massachusetts Academic Misconduct Investigations
Because academic investigations are typically conducted privately and internally,
you will often not be guaranteed the same due process rights that you
would in a
criminal trial matter. However, we are familiar with how to assert and enforce the rights
of our clients.
Our Beverly academic misconduct attorneys can assist you with cases involving:
Abuse of information technology. This category encompasses a number of offenses, including the physical
theft of a learning institution’s hardware, software, or digital
proprietary information as well as inappropriate use of a learning institution’s
equipment. We are familiar with cybercrimes and can assist in the defense
of both students and faculty in these matters.
Bullying and hazing allegations. Hazing is a serious offense that can also involve criminal charges. Our
firm can work with individual students and student organizations that
have been accused of engaging in hazing or targeted harassment.
Domestic violence and threats. Massachusetts vigorously prosecutes domestic violence cases. These offenses
can threaten an academic career even if the offense did not occur on college
or university property. We can represent students and faculty members
charged with domestic violence in both criminal proceedings and any investigations
conducted by an academic institution.\
Drug and alcohol offenses. Many Massachusetts colleges, universities, and other academic institutions
maintain strict drug and alcohol policies. Our legal team can work to
protect your future and defend your rights in these cases.
Faculty professional fitness committee proceedings. If your fitness to serve on an academic institution’s faculty has
been called into question, you will need effective legal representation
to protect yourself and your career. We work with faculty members who
are subject to these proceedings for both disciplinary and medical reasons.