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Representation Before Student Conduct And Rights Boards

If you are a student who has been charged with a criminal offense, you may need to defend against this charge in criminal court and before your school’s student conduct and rights board. North Carolina schools require students to follow their school’s code of conduct and hold them accountable when they do not.

Your academic future may be on the line when you present your side at a student hearing, which is why you should not face this situation alone. I am Frank Harper, criminal defense attorney at Everett & Hite, L.L.P, in Greenville. Since 2001, I have represented students who have been required to appear before student boards in eastern North Carolina. I use this experience to present a strong case in your defense and limit the impact a sanction has on your academic status.

Student Sanctions Are Serious

Student conduct and rights boards can impose a range of sanctions for academic violations that include:

  • Expulsion
  • Suspension
  • Grade reduction
  • Placement on academic probation

Nonacademic violations also carry heavy penalties that may include:

  • Expulsion
  • Suspension
  • Student eviction
  • Disciplinary probation
  • Restriction of student privileges

The repercussions of these sanctions can be severe and long-lasting. When you work with me, I will help you prepare for your hearing and will prepare an argument that supports your side. You can depend on me to guide you through these proceedings efficiently so that your matter is resolved as quickly as possible.

Whether you are facing disciplinary action due to an academic or nonacademic violation, such as a drug charge or an underage drinking charge, I am qualified to assist you with this situation.

Do Not Face This Matter Alone. Get Skilled Assistance Today.

If you are facing a student disciplinary board or hearing and need counsel, contact me. For nearly 20 years, I have represented high school students before the Pitt County School Board, college students before the Office of Student Rights and Responsibilities and graduate students at the School of Medicine.

Call 252-758-4257 or email to arrange your no-cost consultation with a knowledgeable lawyer today.