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Chicago College Domestic Violence Attorney

Domestic Violence

Domestic violence is violence that happens between family members or between people who are involved in an intimate relationship. College relationships can be extremely stressful and often volatile due to dynamic social situations, the use of alcohol, and various cultural aspects of many college communities. When arguments between students in intimate relationships escalate to the level of violence, the parties involved may find themselves facing a criminal domestic violation case, as well as potential sanctions from their educational institution. 

Severe Penalties

Generally speaking, college and university codes of conduct impose significant sanctions on you if you’re accused of domestic violence. Of course, the more severe the accusations, the more serious the consequences can be in your case. Some of the more serious sanctions that are commonly imposed by disciplinary boards for domestic violence include the following: 

  • Formal reprimand 
  • Disciplinary probation 
  • Loss of a financial aid package or scholarship 
  • Suspension 
  • Expulsion 

Criminal Consequences

In addition to these serious consequences, if you are accused of domestic violence, you will likely be facing criminal charges and penalties, as well. These penalties may include probation, fines, community service, mandated anger management classes, and even jail time. 

If you are found to be in violation of your code of conduct, you should be prepared to deal with the consequences of your violation for years to come, as graduate programs to which you apply and potential employers who review your academic record will be made fully aware of the domestic violence allegations. With the stakes this high, it is essential for you to retain a qualified college code of conduct violation defense attorney as soon as possible.

Chicago College Domestic Violence Attorney 

The  Law Office of William Carlos Weeden is a zealous advocate to clients facing Campus Disciplinary Proceedings and Title IX hearings. We will provide you with competent advice and communicate with you every step of the way throughout the disciplinary process, and will tirelessly defend your rights.

William Carlos Weeden is licensed to practice law in Illinois. Your school cannot prevent you from selecting the advisor of your choice, including an attorney or other professional. Outside of Illinois, Mr. Weeden’s assistance is educational advice, and does not constitute legal advice or the practice of law.

Law Office of William Carlos Weeden

The information on this website has been provided for general informational purposes only and does not constitute legal advice nor create an attorney-client relationship or warrant that a certain result will be attained in a specific case. The Supreme Court of Illinois does not recognize certifications of specialties in the practice of law and the certificate, award or recognition is not a requirement to practice law in Illinois. We encourage you to contact us or another legal professional for advice regarding your individual situation.

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