Title IX Defense Lawyers in Mesa
Protecting Your Legal Rights in the State of Arizona
Have you been accused of sex discrimination on your school’s campus? McPhie Law can help. When you turn to our Mesa Title IX defense attorneys, you can have peace of mind knowing that you are receiving qualified legal counsel that is based on years of experience. We have handled over a thousand criminal law cases, and understand what it takes to protect your rights and keep you in school.
What Is Title IX?
Title IX exists to ensure that faculty, staff, and students can enjoy their work and educational experiences in an environment that is non-violent and discrimination-free. Under Title IX, educational institutions are required to independently investigate all reports of sex discrimination, including sexual violence.
Universities, colleges, and K-12 schools must also take immediate steps to:
- Eliminate the unlawful and unwanted behavior
- Prevent the behavior from happening again
- Address or resolve the impacts of the behavior
Anyone who finds himself or herself in the middle of a university-led Title IX investigation is caught in a very challenging position. While criminal investigations require an accuser to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that the accused is guilty, university-led investigations lower the burden of proof to a preponderance of evidence standard. Under the latter standard, the accuser must only prove that it is more likely than not that the act occurred.
McPhie Law Is Committed to Fighting for Your Rights
Because educational institutions are in danger of losing federal funding for non-compliance, they are usually committed to ensuring that the investigation and punitive process is handled efficiently and extensively. In other words, they will vigorously enforce their policies and procedures for dealing with Title IX violators, if for no other reason than to protect their own interests.
If you or your child have found yourself in the center of a Title IX investigation, contact our Mesa Title IX defense lawyers immediately. Our priority is to prevent an arrest and to help you stay in school.
To learn more about how our criminal defense attorneys can help during this time, reach out to us at (480) 771-7977.