Title IX in Winston-Salem, NC
Title IX Defense Attorney in Title IX in Winston-Salem North Carolina
Title IX is a federal law that prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in education programs and activities that receive federal funding. This includes colleges and universities. Unfortunately, despite the protections provided by Title IX, sexual harassment and assault remain pervasive on college campuses in North Carolina cities. If you or someone you know has been the victim of sexual harassment or assault, it is essential to have a Title IX defense attorney on your side. Our offices in Charlotte and Newton are here to provide the legal support and representation you need to defend your rights and seek justice.
Accused of Campus-Related Sexual Assault? Let Our Firm Protect Your Rights & Future!
Attending a university is one of the most important parts of a young person’s life. Not only are you preparing for your ideal line of work, but you also using your newly found freedom away from home to be more social and outgoing. Unfortunately, situations involving parties and drinking can often lead to sexual misconduct allegations and Title IX investigations. Colleges and universities in North Carolina must adhere to this federal law in order to punish offending students, faculty members, and anyone employed by the school and continue receiving federal funding.
If you or a loved one has been accused of a sex crime on a college or university campus in North Carolina, Burts Law is ready to fight for you. Our Title IX defense lawyer has experience handling sex crime cases involving college students and understands how universities conduct Title IX investigations. Let us help you avoid serious penalties and get your life back on the right track.
Our firm handles Title IX cases across North Carolina including, but not limited to the following colleges and universities:
- University of North Carolina at Charlotte
- Johnson C. Smith University
- Central Piedmont Community College
- Queens University of Charlotte
- Johnson & Wales University
- Davidson College
- Pfeiffer University
- Rowan-Cabarrus Community College
- Barber-Scotia College
- Belmont Abbey College
- Gaston College
- Lenoir Rhyne University
- Catawba Valley Community College
What is Title IX?
Title IX (Title 9) is a federal statute that prohibits sexual discrimination in educational institutions that receive federal funding. “No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program receiving federal financial assistance.” This requires that educational institutions respond and remedy unsafe educational environments. Failure to do so is a violation – that means a school could risk losing its federal funding. This statute covers sexual harassment and sexual violence. Sometimes an allegation of sexual misconduct may be a violation of both university policy and a crime.
The potential consequences for a student accused of a title IX complaint include:
- Disciplinary probation
- Specialized treatment off campus
- No contact orders
- Trespass from campus
- Prohibition of participation in university programs or activities
These consequences can be life changing for a student. Title IX Attorney M. Anthony Burts II can help prepare you for every phase of the grievance process including the investigation, hearing and appeals if necessary.
For the grievance process, it is important to put together a convincing case that is supported by solid evidence. Usually, the timeline to resolve a Title 9 complainant is very short. With so much on the line, it’s important to aggressively investigate a claim so you can respond effectively when presenting your case. Attorney M. Anthony Burts II has the experience both at investigating and in helping to present an effective response to an allegation.
Winston-Salem, North Carolina Title IX Lawyer
Not only does Title IX allegations possibly result in academic punishment, but it may also lead to criminal charges if the university panel determines you committed the alleged crime. That is why it is imperative to hire an experienced criminal defense attorney to fight for you and ensure your right to due process is protected. Let our Winston-Salem North Carolina Title IX lawyer provide you with high-quality and effective legal solutions.