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Accused of stalking Alec Baldwin. The case garnered nationwide attention, with USAToday, NYPost, and other media outlets following it closely.

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The Spodek Law Group understands how delicate high-profile cases can be, and has a strong track record of getting positive outcomes. Our lawyers service a clientele that is nationwide. With offices in both LA and NYC, and cases all across the country - Spodek Law Group is a top tier law firm.

Todd Spodek is a second generation attorney with immense experience. He has many years of experience handling 100’s of tough and hard to win trials. He’s been featured on major news outlets, such as New York Post, Newsweek, Fox 5 New York, South China Morning Post, Insider.com, and many others.

In 2022, Netflix released a series about one of Todd’s clients: Anna Delvey/Anna Sorokin.

Why Clients Choose Spodek Law Group

The reason is simple: clients want white glove service, and lawyers who can win. Every single client who works with the Spodek Law Group is aware that the attorney they hire could drastically change the outcome of their case. Hiring the Spodek Law Group means you’re taking your future seriously. Our lawyers handle cases nationwide, ranging from NYC to LA. Our philosophy is fair and simple: our nyc criminal lawyers only take on clients who we know will benefit from our services.

We’re selective about the clients we work with, and only take on cases we know align with our experience – and where we can make a difference. This is different from other law firms who are not invested in your success nor care about your outcome.

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Westchester Campus Discipline Defense Lawyers

By Spodek Law Group | July 27, 2023
(Last Updated On: October 15, 2023)

Last Updated on: 15th October 2023, 09:28 am


Westchester Campus Discipline Defense Lawyers – Helping Students Navigate the Complex World of College Conduct Systems

Starting college is an exciting time for students, but it can also be overwhelming. Many students are living on their own for the first time and trying to balance academics, social life, and new responsibilities. While most students adjust successfully, some end up facing discipline for violations of campus policies. If your student finds themself in this situation, the experienced attorneys at Westchester Campus Discipline Defense can help.

An Empathetic Approach

We understand this can be a stressful and emotional time for both students and parents. Our attorneys take an empathetic approach and work closely with families to understand the full context. We aim to provide compassionate guidance so students can get through the process with minimal disruption to their education[1].

While colleges and universities have a duty to uphold standards, discipline systems are not criminal proceedings. We believe in second chances, and our goal is to secure fair and proportionate outcomes for students. Many are young adults still learning to navigate challenges on their own, and they should not face overly harsh punishments that can damage future prospects.

College discipline processes can be confusing, with seemingly arbitrary or opaque rules. Procedures vary widely between institutions, and the stakes are high, with punishments ranging from warnings to expulsion[2].

Our attorneys are experts in the student conduct codes and practices of Westchester colleges and universities. We understand these complex systems and how best to advocate for students. This includes public and private institutions like:

  • Pace University
  • Manhattanville College
  • Westchester Community College
  • Mercy College
  • Iona College
  • College of New Rochelle
  • SUNY Purchase

We have successfully represented students facing allegations of:

  • Academic dishonesty like plagiarism or cheating
  • Drug or alcohol violations
  • Sexual misconduct
  • Physical assault and disorderly conduct
  • Property damage
  • Violations of housing policies

What to Do if Facing Discipline

If a student is notified they are under investigation or facing conduct charges, the first step should be to contact our office immediately. The sooner we get involved, the more we can do to help.

It is important not to ignore notices from the college or university. This can result in charges being levied without the student’s input. Prompt action is essential.

Services We Provide

  • Guidance on the Process: We explain the stages of the discipline process and what to expect. Colleges often use terms like “hearing” or “panel” which sound intimidating, but we demystify these.
  • Case Investigation: We interview witnesses, gather documents and evidence, and conduct independent analysis of the allegations. This builds the strongest case.
  • Hearing Preparation: We help students prepare statements and testimony. We also assist parents in writing letters of support.
  • Representation at Hearings: Our attorneys can attend and represent the student through the entire process. We present arguments and question witnesses.
  • Sanction Challenges: If the outcome includes overly harsh sanctions, we file appeals and leverage additional options like civil lawsuits.
  • Education Advocacy: We work to minimize the impact on the student’s academic record so they can continue their studies with as little disruption as possible.

Why Work with Experienced Attorneys

Facing suspension, expulsion, or a permanent mark on your academic record is scary. The input of a trusted advisor can make all the difference[3]. Our attorneys offer:

  • Expertise: We have successfully represented hundreds of students facing college and university discipline.
  • Objectivity: We provide independent advice focused solely on the student’s best interests, not the institution’s.
  • Negotiation Skills: We work collaboratively with school officials to reach reasonable solutions.
  • Peace of Mind: Knowing an experienced professional is handling the process reduces stress and anxiety.

Schedule a Consultation

If you have received a notice from your college or university regarding a conduct investigation or charges, please contact us for a free consultation. Even if no notice has been received yet, we are happy to discuss proactive strategies.

Our team will thoroughly review the details of your case and explain all your options. We will walk you through the process so you know what to expect. And we will vigorously defend your rights for the best possible outcome

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