Do You Have a Title IX Case?
Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 protects people from discrimination based on sex in education programs or activities that receive federal financial assistance. If someone has been accused of sexual assault or sexual violence, the federal government mandates all colleges and universities to independently address and investigate all such allegations. Title IX also requires colleges and universities to conduct disciplinary hearings on any sexual violence accusations and punish students found who violate sexual consent policies.
If you are accused of a sex crime as a student of a university or college who receives government funding, public schools, in other words, you could be facing charges under the Title IX law. If your university fails to investigate the allegations, the school will be stripped of all federal funds.
This law also compels your college or university to create systems designed to investigate reports of sexual violence, interview alleged witnesses, interrogate alleged suspects, collect relevant evidence, and subject accused students to disciplinary hearings. If you are found guilty after these investigations, you could be facing life-altering changes, such as expulsion from the school and a sex offender status.
If you’re facing allegations under Title IX, contact one of our skilled St. Louis criminal defense attorneys as soon as possible. Our team at The Hammer Law Firm, LLC has the experience and skills you need to help defend your rights and your future. We can provide representation for students at Washington University, Saint Louis University, University of Missouri, Maryville, University, and Webster University. We have more than 30 years of criminal law experience to offer your case, and our attorneys are former prosecutors who can provide you with personalized, one-on-one attention.
Get started on your case by calling us at (314) 334-3807 or filling out our online form to schedule a free consultation today.