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Fighting Back in College Disciplinary Proceedings

Updated: Aug 27, 2023 @ 8:20 am

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College Campuses & Disciplinary Matters

You’re pursuing your academic dreams in one of Greater Houston’s esteemed institutions. Before you know it you’re embroiled in a college disciplinary proceeding. Regardless of the who, what, and why of the situation, hiring a seasoned criminal defense lawyer to counsel you during these proceedings is a necessity.

The very future you’re working on may depend on it.

Real-world Implications of Collegiate Disciplinary Troubles

A student’s life might seem insulated in the college atmosphere. However, disciplinary proceedings can impact the student out in the world.

Aside from the risk of suspension or expulsion, the outcome of these proceedings can severely impact your future career prospects. For some, it can impact their ability to secure professional licensure, while others may have to contend with issues related to their immigration status.

When Campus Life Meets Texas Law

College disciplinary proceedings often intersect with Texas law. It’s a good idea to have someone in your corner who understands the idiosyncrasies of these overlapping jurisdictions.

Texas Law & Your Rights

Under Texas law, university students facing disciplinary proceedings maintain significant rights. In fact, many student rights parallel legal protections found in the broader judicial system.

For example, you have the right to “due process.” Due Process is a legal concept that guarantees fair treatment through the regular judicial system. As you may well know, citizens are entitled to fair notice and a hearing.

Mitigating the Consequences

Experienced Defense Attorneys Make a Difference

If you’re working with one of the skilled attorneys at Tad Nelson & Associates, we’ll proactively address the charges head-on. Our legal team will review the allegations, conduct an independent investigation, and gather any evidence to be found.

Often, the key to a successful defense lies in the details. These are the important details that are often overlooked or disregarded by the college’s disciplinary board.

At Tad Nelson & Associates, we’ve helped students in attendance at Rice University, the University of Houston, San Jacinto College, Texas A&M and others to get their disciplinary matters behind them.

Your future matters. We’ll take this into account when reviewing your case.

Negotiating Disciplinary Sanctions

If evidence supporting the charges exists, we can work towards negotiating a reduced disciplinary sanction. This could mean the difference between a warning or a reprimand. This could also help you avoid harsher penalties like suspension, expulsion, or even degree denial.

Preserving Your Educational Opportunities

Collegiate disciplinary actions can bar you from academic opportunities. In addition, you could also face problems obtaining financial aid and being allowed to participate in collegiate sports.

We provide a robust legal defense strategy that can preserve these opportunities and protect your educational & professional career.


Sealing Criminal Records

In many cases, our criminal defense attorneys can help expunge or seal your disciplinary record. An expunged record is essentially erased from public view. This is a great option that will allow you to continue your academic and professional life without a disciplinary proceeding following you around.

The Protection of Attorney-Client Privilege

If you’re the subject of a disciplinary proceeding, it can feel isolating. However, working with attorneys Tad Nelson & Amber Spurlock will ensure your concerns are heard.

Any information you share with us or that we discuss is under the protection of attorney-client privilege. Therefore, you can feel secure when meeting with us for a strategy development session.

Your Advocate For Collegiate Disciplinary Matters

The Law Offices of Tad Nelson & Associates

In college disciplinary proceedings, having a seasoned criminal defense lawyer by your side can make a significant difference.

Remember, you’re not just fighting the current allegations; you’re fighting for your future. With our help, you can move on with confidence.

Have questions? Need to speak with an attorney? Contact the Law Offices of Tad Nelson & Associates today at 713-802-1631.

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