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Title IX Violations

Experienced Title IX Defense Attorneys Serving Indiana

At Keffer Barnhart LLP, we have defended hundreds of clients against a variety of criminal charges. If you have been accused of sexual misconduct on campus, it is important to seek experienced representation as soon as possible. Our Indianapolis-based Title IX defense lawyers will tenaciously defend your rights in a Title IX hearing or proceeding. From start to finish, you can receive informative, attentive, and tireless legal assistance for your case.

Contact our office today to discuss your situation with a member of our team. We offer free initial consultations for your convenience.

Title IX Relates to Sexual Discrimination & Violence on School Campuses

Title IX is a section of the Education Amendments to the 1965 Higher Education Act. It prohibits sexual discrimination, harassment, and violence at federally funded private and public schools. Under Title IX, schools are required to take immediate action to investigate complaints of sexual discrimination, and to perform disciplinary actions against offenders. Failure to do so will result in a withdrawal of federal funding. These investigations are often conducted quickly with much of the process kept from public view. For more information about Title IX investigations, click here.

Diligent Representation for Title IX Hearings

Title IX is designed to promote a safe environment for students in federally funded schools. As soon as a complaint of sexual discrimination, violence, or harassment arises, schools are required to conduct a hearing. Our firm is passionate about defending the rights of those accused of Title IX violations. We will aggressively represent you as you seek a favorable outcome.

During a Title IX hearings and proceedings, you may not have the same rights as those accused of crimes. In many instances, you do not have:

  • The right to be provided legal representation
  • The right to remain silent
  • The right to confront and ask questions of your accuser
  • The right to have the case against you proved beyond a reasonable doubt
  • The right to have your case heard by a jury of your peers

Since Title IX hearings are not criminal court proceedings, the standard of determining guilt is much lower and not guilt beyond a reasonable doubt. If the school decides that the person who is accused is likely guilty, it may impose a variety of punishments. Our team will use evidence, such as pictures, written communications, witness statements, and other documentation, to build your case.

If found in violation, defendants in a Title IX hearing may face:

  • Suspension
  • Expulsion
  • Denial of diploma
  • Social stigma
  • Other disciplinary actions

This can result in the loss of thousands of dollars spent on your education. Furthermore, criminal charges may be filed separately. If you have been involved in a situation that may lead to accusations of sexual violence or harassment, it is important to act quickly and protect your rights. With dozens of colleges and universities in Indiana, our Indianapolis-based Title IX defense lawyers have traveled throughout the state assisting our clients through the Title IX process. Regardless of whether you attend a larger institution like Indiana University, Purdue University, Notre Dame, or Ivy Tech, or a smaller school such as Ball State, Butler University, or Indiana State, the Title IX defense attorneys at Keffer Barnhart LLP stand ready to guide our clients through this challenging process.

Facing a Title IX Hearing? Call Keffer Barnhart LLP Today at (888) 857-0511.

Keffer Barnhart LLP provides efficient legal services to clients facing Title IX hearings. We will communicate with you throughout the process, and will tirelessly defend your rights. Whatever your situation, our Indiana Title IX defense attorneys will handle any legal issues that may arise.

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