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St. Louis Title IX Defense Attorney

Defending Clients Accused of Sexual Misconduct on College Campuses

The federal government orders all colleges and universities to independently address and investigate all sexual violence and sexual assault accusations involving students. According to Title IX, a federal civil rights law, colleges and universities must conduct disciplinary hearings on sexual violence accusations. In addition, this law mandates that universities and colleges punish any students found who violate sexual consent policies.

University Students We Represent

We can provide representation for students attending the following schools:

  • Washington University
  • Saint Louis University
  • University of Missouri
  • Maryville University
  • Webster University

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What is Title IX?

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Understanding Title IX Under Federal Law

This federal civil rights law forbids discrimination based on sex in any activity or educational program that the federal government funds. For this reason, any private or public state school that receives federal funding must comply with this law. If proof determines a college or university has failed to comply, that school will be stripped of all federal funds.

Title IX compels universities and colleges to create systems to investigate reports of sexual violence, interview alleged witnesses, interrogate alleged suspects, collect the necessary evidence, and subject accused students to disciplinary hearings. The consequences of those hearings can carry severe life-altering changes for accused students, such as expulsion from school and the order to carry a “sex offender” label.

Unfortunately, some accused students, who do not comprehend how to safeguard their rights, suffer from permanent scars left on their records, all of which may have been evaded had they hired an experienced Title IX attorney in St. Louis to defend their rights. For this reason, students accused of sexual violence or sexual assault should immediately contact legal representation.

Being accused of sexual misconduct at your college or university is a serious matter that can affect the rest of your life. If you face a Title IX investigation, you likely have countless questions and concerns. While we address some of them below, the best way to answer your inquiries is through free consultation at our St. Louis office.

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Choose a Firm Backed by Decades of Experience

If you are facing allegations under Title IX, contact our St. Louis Title IX lawyers as soon as possible. Our team at The Hammer Law Firm, LLC has the skill and experience you need to help defend your rights and your future. We have more than 60 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 defense by calling (314) 334-3807 or filling out our online contact form for a free and confidential consultation.


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