Q: I am a student at college and they believe I have cheated on an assignment, should I plead guilty or take a hearing?
I was at university during the spring and once covid took over, I was online, it was difficult for me to resist the temptation to quickly get an answer. I tried my best to learn the material correctly but knowing I could just look it up made it difficult for me to learn properly. I blame covid entirely because I was doing so well until it happened. I wonder if I should just plead guilty, or at least have a hearing? What are your thoughts. Thank you.
A: I don't have a direct answer at all. But, just so you get a sense for how school staff treat students involved in disciplinary actions (these mostly deal with a spectrum of sexual behaviors) check out all that I regularly blog about. You may well come out with a view that whether or not you violated the school's rules, the school's staff is going to violate the same rules just to get to you.
Here's specific information on what, in our opinion, motivates school staff to act the way they do including never trusting students; particularly men:
A: A decision regarding your next steps requires an examination of all the facts and circumstances. If you're interested in a free consultation, please feel free to contact me. I frequently assist students with academic integrity and disciplinary matters.
Jonathan A. Vogel
Vogel Law Firm PLLC
6000 Fairview Road | South Park Towers | Suite 1200
Charlotte, NC 28210 | 704.552.3750 | vogelpllc.com
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